Jan. 14, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising the House of Representatives for voting to defund and prohibit President Barack Obama’s executive action to grant amnesty to 4.5 million illegal immigrants with U.S.-born children, including the use of any fees collected by the Department of Homeland Security, by a vote of 237 to 190 in favor of an amendment offered by Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.):
“The Obama administration’s choice to not only fail to defend our southern border, but to reward those who breached it, has rightly galvanized those who support preserving the Congress’ lawmaking power. It is unacceptable for President Obama to simply choose to ignore the rule of law, and the House is to be praised for keeping its word and defunding his unconstitutional action.
“Now it is the Senate’s turn to act, by taking up the Department of Homeland Security funding for the remainder of the year, and putting it on Obama’s desk. Whether members support taking up immigration or not this congressional session, everyone should agree that no president should have the power to make law. It is every member’s responsibility to uphold and preserve the separation of powers, and Congress’ preeminence as the nation’s sole lawmaking body.”
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