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House Votes to Defund Obama’s Amnesty Action

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Congressby Warren Mass, The New American

The House of Representatives voted on January 14th to approve an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security’s funding bill that would deny funds for new or renewed applications for the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program. It was one of five amendments passed to limit the Obama administration’s grants of amnesty to illegal immigrants by executive actions.

The Washington-based newspaper The Hill reported that the amendment was passed 218-209, largely along party lines. However, 26 Republicans, many of whom represent districts with large Hispanic populations, voted against the amendment.

Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), the amendment’s sponsor, defended the measure. “The Democrats like to say that this is radical. Let me ask you a question,” The Hill quoted Blackburn. “Is it radical to support the rule of law? Is it radical to fight for American workers who are going to lose their jobs to illegal aliens?”

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