The House voted Thursday to overturn all of President Obama’s non-deportation policies, in a vote freighted with meaning as Congress warily eyes a broader immigration debate later over the next few months.
The 224-201 vote broke chiefly along party lines and would undo what Republicans refer to as Mr. Obama’s administrative “amnesty” for illegal immigrants.
The provision would stop the administration’s ability to implement a series of memos that excluded most rank-and-file illegal immigrants from the danger of deportation. That would clear the way for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to begin deporting those illegal immigrants again.
That would include so-called “Dreamers,” the young adult illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and who have proved to be among the thorniest questions of the immigration debate.
House members were debating the broader homeland security spending bill, which funds immigration enforcement.
“I’m not racist but I’m starting to reconsider.”
My fucking god…
“The [immigration reform] bill, which would give millions of undocumented residents a path toward eventual citizenship, now goes to the full Senate, where it actually looks as though it’s going to pass. Any further progress would require cooperation from the House of Representatives, the circle of hell where the damned are condemned to spend eternity voting to repeal the health care reform law.” - Gail Collins
Lawwwl. This is at my local Costco gas station.
I didn’t remove it, though. I fixed it.
The Muslim communist we have as President ain’t doing so bad, huh?
I liked when President Obama mentioned Mitt Romney and all Republicans were like “who?”