Reject border supplemental without including ‘every conceivable’ anti-Obama amnesty rider

July 31, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging rejection of any version of H.R. 5230, the $659 million border supplemental, which does not include riders that block any more executive actions from the Obama administration to grant amnesty:

“House leadership was ready to push its border supplemental through without including any riders that will stop the White House from taking more arbitrary executive actions that might suspend deportations, grant legal status to millions presently here illegally, excuse visa overstays, or even grant refugee status. Fortunately, the move failed to generate the necessary votes.

“We would also note that the border supplemental would have done nothing to stop a Department of Housing and Urban Development regulation conditioning eligibility for community development block grants on redrawing municipal zoning maps along racial and income boundaries. We know that La Raza believes 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.

“The border supplemental should be used to include every conceivable rider that would prevent a repeat or worsening of the current crisis on the border and in our local communities. Failing that, it ought to be rejected.”


“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

“Is Obama planning on granting refugee status to millions of illegal immigrants?” by Americans for Limited Government senior editor Robert Romano, July 31, 2014 at

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