The House Votes To Defund Obama’s ILLEGAL DREAM ACT AMNESTY

The House Votes To Defund Obama’s ILLEGAL DREAM ACT AMNESTY

When Barack Obama couldn’t get the DREAM ACT through Congress, he acted like a king instead of a President and just did it anyway. He stopped deporting illegals in the age bracket and he even declared that he’d give those illegals job permits despite the fact that he has absolutely no legal authority to do it.

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The Republican response to this up until now has been to just sit there and take it. However, the Republicans in the House aren’t just taking it any more.

The House of Representatives voted 224—201 Thursday morning to deny funding for the Obama administration’s controversial Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. The policy, which was implemented via executive order in June 2012, effectively assumes the enactment of the DREAM Act, legislation that has failed to pass Congress on multiple occasions, and has raised concerns about executive overreach:

Republicans have argued that these orders amount to the selective enforcement of U.S. immigration laws that discourages enforcement against children who were brought to the United States illegally, or illegal immigrant adults who are not in any legal trouble. Many Republicans have dubbed Obama’s orders as “administrative amnesty.”

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) sponsored the amendment to the 2014 Department of Homeland Security spending bill, and called for its passage in late Wednesday debate by saying Obama’s orders – also known as the Morton memos – violate the Constitution.

“The point here is … the President does not have the authority to waive immigration law, nor does he have the authority to create it out of thin air, and he’s done both with these Morton memos in this respect,” King said.

Good for them!

Obama’s DREAM ACT isn’t good policy and even if it was, Barack Obama is not above the law. He may want unlimited power, but he doesn’t have it and it’s good that the House is explicitly saying so with this legislation.

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