Immigration reform activists say Ted Poe betrayed them

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HOUSTON, TX – Here’s a question for you.

What does the recent political tug-of-war between President Obama and Congress, that led to the partial shutdown of the government, have to do with this immigration reform demonstration in Houston?

Apparently everything, and it’s all because of Houston Republican congressman Ted Poe.

Poe is vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, and until recently, immigration reform supporters thought he was one of their guys.

But he apparently sent an email to Breitbart saying President Obama’s behavior during the government shutdown debate has given him second thoughts.

And that really upset Houston immigration reform activists. They turned up at his Houston district office, led by Jose Eduardo Sanchez of the Houston Coalition for Immigration Reform, “He was one of the few Republicans who had taken leadership and said that he would support this, but this week he came out with a statement where he betrayed our community and the work that we have been doing with him over the past month.”

The demonstrators want Poe to get his fellow Republicans to vote on immigration reform before the end of the year.

And that probably has about as much chance as a flying pig.