DFA says Dems “deserve real credit” for forcing GOP to drop anti-refugee riders in Omnibus

Statement from Democracy for America’s Charles Chamberlain on reports that Republicans have halted plans to use the omnibus spending bill to continue their attacks on refugees:

“If reports hold true and strong Democratic opposition has prevented anti-American refugee restrictions from making it into the omnibus spending bill, it will represent a real victory for time-tested American values and the hundreds of thousands of grassroots progressives who spoke out in their defense.

“While more needs to be done to ensure our country continues its long and proud tradition of welcoming all those fleeing oppression, the Democrats who fought back deserve real credit for halting Republican efforts to use a needed spending bill to continue their factless fear-mongering about our already lengthy and difficult refugee application process.” – Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director, Democracy for America