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GOP Rep Rips Kobach Over DACA: ‘Sick Obsession With Scapegoating Immigrants’

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has been a prominent Republican voice speaking out against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. But not everyone in his party sees DACA the same way.

Appearing shortly after Kobach on MSNBC Tuesday morning, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) was asked about the Kansas Secretary of State’s position on DACA. And he didn’t hold back.

“It’s regrettable that some fringe elements in our politics have a sick obsession with scapegoating immigrants for blaming them for all of our economic struggles in this country,” Curbelo said.

Those fringe elements apparently include not only Kobach, but also Attorney General Jeff Sessions — who cited jobs as a major reason for the administration’s decision to rescind the program.

“It denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans by allowing those same illegal aliens to take those jobs,” Sessions said during a Tuesday morning press conference.

Curbelo disagrees, citing bipartisan support for the 800,000 people DACA, commonly referred to as DREAMers.

“Overwhelming majorities of Republicans and Democrats understand that these young people grew up in our country,” Curbelo said. “That they are de facto Americans. The law has to recognize them.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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