Washington, D.C. — Representing a congressional district with a Hispanic electorate of approximately 15 percent, Congressman Peter King voted against the American Dream and Promise Act — a bill that would provide DACA and TPS recipients an opportunity to earn a path towards citizenship. By voting against this bill, King voted to deport the 51,475 TPS holders who reside in New York, and the 1,900 DACA recipients and 4,400 DREAMers eligible for DACA that live in New York’s 2nd Congressional District.
It is abundantly clear that he is out of touch with the needs of his district and the issues affecting the Latino community. Latino Victory Fund National Press Secretary María R. González issued the following statement:
“Republican Congressman Peter King betrayed New York’s Latino and immigrant communities when he voted to deport DREAMers and TPS recipients by rejecting the American Dream and Promise Act. King’s vote is yet another example of how he has gone Washington and turned his back on his constituents. The people of New York’s 2nd Congressional District deserve a leader who will support the will of the majority of the American people and fight to protect hard-working DREAMers and TPS recipients. It’s time for King to go.”