While a federal judge had already relieved Teta from Trump’s travel ban until the Supreme Court renders a final decision on it, Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI) tried to make the ground she stands on just a little more solid. He offered an Amendment at the Appropriations Committee markup of the 2018 Homeland Security bill that would bar funding for ban enforcement targeting the families of US persons, including grandparents. Sadly, that amendment failed last week in a vote of 23-29. There was one Republican who didn’t go along with the ban’s worst element: Congressman Charlie Dent (R-PA) who supported Pocan’s amendment. Kudos to him and any Republican or Democrat who puts principles before party!

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