February 27, 2015 Press Releases

Senator Who Talks About “Anchor Babies” Votes to Kill Immigration Executive Action, Deport Thousands of Nevada Immigrants


by Nevada Democrats

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Zach Hudson released the following statement after Senator Dean Heller voted to defund President Obama’s immigration executive action to keep families together:

“For all the talk of Dean Heller moderating on immigration after nearly losing his Senate race, today we saw the Dean Heller who uses phrases like ‘anchor babies’ and is scared of Sharron Angle’s shadow is still very much alive.  Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that a politician who wants to bring an Arizona-style immigration law to Nevada and opposes birthright citizenship would vote to defund a program that is preventing countless Nevada families from being torn apart.  Nevadans saw today that when it matters most, Dean Heller will put appeasing the anti-immigrant wing of the Republican Party over helping keep families together.”

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