It should go without saying that people who are not legally in this country should not receive Federal Jobs. But apparently it needs to be said ..at least to liberals in congress (of both parties).
An amendment added by Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) to the Appropriations Committee’s Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Services Bill qualifies “dreamers” for federal employment. Specifically, the amendment adds language allowing individuals authorized to be employed under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program [Obama’s Dreamer executive order] to be eligible for employment by the federal government. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.
As the committee is composed of 30 Republicans and only 22 Democrats, at least five Republicans had to vote for the amendment for it to be passed. But because it was approved via a voice vote we will never know who those Republicans were.
It used to be that government jobs weren’t great because they paid…