House must defund HUD racial housing quotas in $3.7 billion emergency illegal immigration supplemental

July 15, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging the House of Representatives to attach an amendment to Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency immigration supplemental again defunding a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulation, “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” that the National Council of La Raza favors as helping those who “fear deportation”:

“Starting in October, the Obama administration will be conditioning eligibility for community development block grants on redrawing municipal zoning maps along racial and income boundaries. Now, we know that La Raza believes HUD implementation of this racial rezoning rule will benefit those who ‘have cited fear of deportation’—meaning the rule will be used to move millions of illegal immigrants into communities across America.

“Not one penny should be spent by HUD resettling millions of noncitizens in local communities under the guise of ‘affordable’ housing—the federal government has absolutely zero role in local zoning decisions.

“Now is the time for the House to act again in defunding HUD’s racial rezoning rule in the $3.7 billion emergency supplemental that Obama has requested to pay for current border operations. Although the House of Representatives has already acted, passing an amendment to the Transportation and HUD appropriations bill by Representative Paul Gosar to defund the regulation, acting now on this emergency legislation will ensure a full and complete discussion of this issue in the Senate.”


“Obama’s not-so-secret HUD plan to resettle millions of illegal immigrants in your community,” by Americans for Limited Government senior editor Robert Romano, July 15, 2014 at

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