House votes to overturn Obama immigration actions, bill heads to Senate

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January 14, 2015

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The Republican-led House voted Wednesday to overturn President Obama’s immigration actions from last November — and to unravel a directive from 2012 protecting immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children — sending the bill to the Senate where it faces an uncertain fate.

The House voted 236-191 to approve the legislation, which funds the Homeland Security Department through the rest of the budget year to the tune of $40 billion. But as part of that bill, Republicans added provisions to gut the president’s immigration directives.

Despite deep Democratic opposition, the House voted 237-190 on an amendment to undo the actions Obama announced in November that provide temporary deportation relief, and offer work permits, to some 4 million illegal immigrants.

Another amendment would cancel Obama’s 2012 policy that’s granted work permits and stays of deportation to more than 600,000 immigrants who arrived in the U.S. illegally as kids. That measure passed more narrowly, 218-209, as more than two dozen Republicans joined Democrats in opposition.

Republicans say Obama’s moves amounted to an unconstitutional overreach that must be stopped.

3 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • original ancestry says:

    No Amnesty GOP.. Stop tearing down the US with lawbreakers and I’m talking about the ones in congress. If you people can’t follow the laws to which you placed your hand on the bible to uphold than YOU are the criminals and you will be charged accordingly. All the other lawbreakers , including the punk in the WH who crossed the border illegally need to be deported as well. Now do your duty to the American people and the Constitution or be charged for treason… Trump For President.

  • TeaPartyPatriot says:

    Vote in November

    THE TRUMP vs THE TRAMP.

    Use it and spread it around the internet. You might get lucky and piss some liberal/regressive/socialists off.

    .

  • crab apples says:

    Guess how far this bill will go in the Senate? NO where TEA assholeszzzz….IDIOTSzzz and MORONSzzzz . . . . .

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