GOP Passes Bill To Speed Deportations
Of course, it can’t go anywhere since the Democrat controlled Senate had already left town
(Reuters) Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to crack down on Central American migrants, including unaccompanied children, who are flooding to the U.S. border with Mexico, as lawmakers passed a $694 million border security bill.
The 223-189 vote came one day after conservative Republicans balked at an earlier version of the measure, exposing a deep rift between Tea Party activists and more mainstream Republicans.
In passing the retooled bill, the Republican-led House ignored a veto threat from the White House. But with the Senate already on a five-week summer recess, this measure will advance no further at least until September.
Later on Friday, the House also passed a separate bill reversing Obama’s 2012 policy suspending deportations of some undocumented residents who were brought to the United States as children years ago by their parents.
Of course, Democrats, including Mr. Obama, who initially were enthused by the notion of speeding deportations, but immediately flipped when Republicans showed that same enthusiasm. Of course, our Jackass-in-Chief had to chime in
“I’m going to have to act alone because we don’t have enough resources,” Obama told reporters. “We’ve already been very clear. We’ve run out of money.”
Interestingly, he’s had the option of putting the Executive Office in charge for months now, taking action, but he refused to do that without Congressional action. But, he doesn’t like the Congressional action, so now he’s going it alone. Nor has he ever worried about money. But, then, this is all about hyper-partisan politics to Obama, not wise policy.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 5230, legislation to address the humanitarian crisis at our southern border:
“The House has just passed a responsible bill to address the humanitarian crisis at our southern border. It will help secure our border and ensure the safe and swift return of these children to their home countries. If President Obama needs these resources, he will urge Senate Democrats to put politics aside, come back to work, and approve our bill. There are also steps the president can take to address this crisis within the law, and without further legislative action. Every day the president and his party fail to act is another day this crisis continues.”
Obama and the Dem Senate had no intention of taking up any House legislation that did not give them everything they wanted. Now we can listen to Obama whine about Congress, meaning the GOP led House, leaving town. Before Obama goes on his 15 day 1%er vacation.