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Take 5: Costa Pushes Back Against Trump, Seeks Immigration Fixes
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
Published 6 years ago on
January 24, 2018

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When it comes to immigration, Congressman Jim Costa, D-Fresno, has a lot on his mind, as he details in the video above.
President Donald Trump’s comments decrying immigration from places he described as “shit-hole” countries have appeared to further polarize debate over that already-contentious issue.
The controversy has also added to tensions over resolving the status of so-called “Dreamers” by March 1, Trump’s deadline for terminating the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Under DACA, children brought to the United States as children, by their immigrant parents, are protected from deportation by adhering to the program’s rules.
Other Trump Administration’s actions on immigration have generated controversy as well, including:

 
 
 

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David Taub,
Senior Reporter
Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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