In this second week of the 114th Congress, Republicans will move a bill that funds U.S. immigration activities, but restricts the use of federal dollars to implement President Obama’s recent executive actions which will allow up to five million people already in the U.S. illegally to avoid deportation.
“It’s a good thing to come out of the chute with,” said Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL). “It’s important to our country’s national security.”
“We made a commitment that we were going to hit this early and hit this strong,” said Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA), as for more conservative Republicans, this is exactly what the voters asked for in response to the President’s moves.
A vote is tentatively set for Tuesday in the House on a series of different amendments to the underlying funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, which is currently operating on a stopgap budget that runs out on February 27.
The goal is simple – block the Obama Administration from using any money to enforce the changes in deportation authorized by the President.
Obviously, a lot of Democrats will not be on board with this GOP plan.
“The ‘deport them all’ contingent in the GOP Party has the pen and the gavel in the House." Gutierrez on GOP plan: http://t.co/tcomqVL6NJ