May 11, 2020 Press Releases

2 Years Ago: McSally Made “Painfully Obvious Shift” Abandoning Dreamers

Two Years Ago: McSally Made “Painfully Obvious Shift” To “Stricter Immigration Bill,” Abandoning Dreamers To Boost Her Political Career

PHOENIX — Two years ago, Martha McSally “dropped her support” for a bipartisan bill that would have provided a pathway to citizenship to Dreamers, which includes about 32,000 Arizonans — reportedly making the “painfully obvious shift” to boost her U.S. Senate run against Kelli Ward and Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The Trump administration has pushed to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program since 2017, taking its efforts all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States, with support from Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich — and from McSally, who has repeatedly indicated that DACA “should be ended.”

While pushing for an end to DACA, McSally has also claimed, “It is Congress’ job to address the status and future of the DACA population” — overlooking that McSally has herself repeatedly put her political career first and abandoned legislative fixes to give Dreamers certainty and a pathway to citizenship.

Read the coverage:

Arizona Republic: Rep. McSally shifts support to stricter immigration bill

HuffPost: Facing Challenge From The Right, GOP Lawmaker Pulls Support For Immigration Bill

Slate: An Arizona Senate Candidate’s Painfully Obvious Shift on Immigration

Real Clear Politics: McSally’s DACA Flip Lays Bare AZ Senate Race Dynamics

ThinkProgress: Congresswoman abandons DACA fix she said would be ‘wrong’ not to pass