GOP lawmaker introducing legislation to make DREAMers citizens

“We need to do the right thing. We need to put partisanship aside, just like we need to do in health care, and do right by these young people who, in my opinion, are already Americans. We just need to recognize it,” Rep. Carlos Curbelo told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “New Day.”

The Florida lawmaker said there’s “a growing consensus” inside the Republican Party in support of granting the immigrants, known as “Dreamers,” citizenship.

“Three-, 4-, 5-year old children brought across the border did not break any law. Many of these kids only speak English. A lot of them don’t even remember their countries of origin because they were so young when they came,” Curbelo said.