Homeland Security appropriations bill fails to meet Trump immigration agenda

July 26, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the House of Representatives to reject the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security appropriations bill:

“Once again, the Washington D.C. establishment showed the people where its loyalties lay, with illegal immigrants and not the American people. Yesterday the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security passed an abomination of an appropriations bill. The legislation goes back on many promises President Trump made in the election.

“As President Trump, the DOJ, and DHS fight to close abused loopholes in immigration law, yesterday’s appropriations bill does nothing but encourage more lawbreaking. This bill does nothing to defund sanctuary cities that are killing our citizens, this bill does nothing to dissuade the flow of illegal immigration, it actually encourages more, and finally invites the courts to rule the U.S. become an open border state if someone wants an abortion here. Name one Republican that ran their campaign on a promise to tear up U.S. sovereignty based on abortions.

“Getting $5 billion for a border wall means nothing if it is full of Yoder sponsored loopholes.

“President Trump should speak out now against this horrendous appropriations bill before it gets to his desk. The GOP establishment is trying to pull a fast one on the President and want to hide amnesty behind the military budget. The American people spoke loud and clear on election day, they do not want the continued flow of illegal immigration, and they want a wall built. Clearly the establishment didn’t get the message.”

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