Latino Congressman Quits Hispanic Caucus Over 'Border Surge'


Due to tensions regarding the “border surge” proposal in the U.S. Senate, Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas) has called it quits from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, reported.
The report said Vela has resigned from the caucus in protest “over the coalition’s tacit embrace of the Senate’s immigration bill.”
Included in the bill are amped up security measures that involve an additional 20,000 agents patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border.
Vela told the Houston Chronical that he had a problem “with provisions in the Senate bill that tied a pathway to citizenship to the boost in border security measures,” the report said.