Action Alert: House Passes Bill Defunding Executive Amnesty

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House Passes Bill Defunding Executive Amnesty
Battle to Defund Moves to the Senate!

FAIR is calling on our members, activists, and supporters to take action NOW to ensure the Senate follows suit and defunds President Obama’s executive amnesty.

Call your Members of Congress NOW!

This morning, the House of Representatives took an important first step in thwarting President Obama’s illegal executive amnesties. The House did so by approving two critical amendments to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill and then passing the DHS funding bill in its entirety.

First, the House passed by a vote of 237-190 an amendment authored by Reps. Robert Aderholt (R-AL), Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), and Lou Barletta (R-PA). This amendment prohibits the use of Homeland Security funds or fees to:

  • Implement President Obama’s November 2014 executive amnesty, known as the Johnson Memos;
  • Implement most of the president’s 2011 executive amnesty, known as theMorton Memos;
  • Provide any Federal benefit to any alien pursuant to any of the memos.

Then, the House passed 218-209 Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s (R-TN) amendmentthat defunds President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty program.

NOW the battle to defund President Obama’s Executive Amnesty Moves to the Senate!

FAIR is calling on our members, activists, and supporters to take action NOW to ensure the Senate follows suit and defunds President Obama’s executive amnesty. There is no time to waste!!! President Obama is already taking steps to implement his new amnesty programs. The Senate must approve the House-passed bill and send it to the President’s desk. Then, President Obama will have to decide what is more important to him: funding the Department of Homeland Security or protecting illegal aliens.

Call your Members of Congress NOW!

First, call you Senators and demand they pass the DHS funding bill with the executive amnesty defunding language. Call your Senators now and tell them:

  • You oppose President Obama’s executive amnesty
  • You want Congress to stop the President’s abuse of power, now and in the future
  • You expect Congress to defund the executive amnesty
  • You demand that Congress act NOW to rein in President Obama’s abuse of power and restore respect for our immigration laws.

Then, call your Representatives in the House and thank those who voted for the Aderholt-Mulvaney-Barletta and Blackburn amendments. To find out who voted for the Aderholt-Mulvaney-Barletta amendment, click here. To find out who voted for the Blackburn amendment, click here.

To find your members of Congress, click here.

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6 Comments

  1. avatar

    What is your disagreement with what I said? I said Congress approves all money raising measures. That’s what the constitution mandates.

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    As sure as the sun will rise in the morning. Once all the game playing is over Obama will get his clean DHS funding bill. The House bill will die in the Senate and Boehner and McConnell will pass a clean DHS with 100% Democratic support and a handful of McCain’s crowd on the Republican side. Just wait.

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    The administration is trying to claim that Congress can’t defund amnesty because it is paid for by “fees”, even though Congress clearly controls spending. Under the Constitution the executive branch has no authority to raise money, except that which the Congress mandates.

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      Leland the Republicans are a bunch of APES………and irresponsible AGAIN 7 AGAIN …. this time for political extortion….those guys should be put in jail…………….if you are a Republican I feel bad for you……