CONGRESS | DISTRICT 13 | House Republicans used an amendment to a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security through the fall to block President Obama’s plan to protect nearly five million undocumented immigrants.

On the House floor Wednesday, Oakland Rep. Barbara Lee called the move by Republicans, both, cynical and anti-immigrant.

“It has nothing to do with our national security and everything to do with tearing down the President’s legal executive action on immigration,” said Lee. “It has been clear to me that whatever this president puts forward, Republicans will oppose.”