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Martha R.
Republican AL 2

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  • Funding Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants

    by Representative Martha Roby

    Posted on 2015-01-09

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    ROBY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mrs. ROBY. Mr. Speaker, President Obama's attempt to bypass Congress and grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants is wrong and dangerous. It undermines the rule of law and threatens American jobs.

    That is why right now several of my colleagues and I, including fellow appropriators, are putting the finishing touches on a plan that will wield the power of the purse to block executive amnesty.

    I believe we have a solid strategy. We wanted to put forward the simplest, most straightforward bill language that could defund the President's immigration actions. Thankfully my own Alabama Senator, Jeff Sessions, had already generated some great model language doing just that, so we crafted that into the House bill.

    We are still working on it, but I am confident that strong defund language will be presented to this House for inclusion in the Homeland appropriations title.

    I believe the will of Congress must be to fund Homeland Security and its important functions, but to specifically block implementation of President Obama's unconstitutional immigration orders.


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