Democratic lawmakers are slowing House debate on a spending bill by pressing for a vote on legislation to protect certain young immigrants from deportation and give them an opportunity to obtain legal status.
One by one, Democratic members of the House are lining up to display pictures of young people living in their congressional districts and offering brief descriptions of them.
For example, Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) has shown a picture of a young man he identified as Eduardo. Lowenthal says Eduardo attends UCLA and is an anti-bullying activist.
Lowenthal and the other Democratic lawmakers are trying to bring up legislation called the DREAM Act. It’s in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to formally rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.