Immigration Activists and Concerned Citizens,
US Senate Democrats voted for the third time in a row, NOT to even allow discussion on the DHS bill to defund Obama’s unlawful amnesty for illegal immigrants. In this case the Senate Democrats and President Obama are holding America hostage……allow an amnesty for five million illegals or we won’t allow funding for DHS to protect America’s homeland security. In other words, US Senate Democrats and Obama believe illegal immigrants take precedence over citizens……
Our two U.S. Senators from North Carolina, Sen Burr and Sen Tillis, voted the right way again along with all Senate Republicans except one.
It is borderline traitorous for Senate Democrats and President Obama to prefer illegal aliens over their fellow citizens…..to claim they want homeland security but then plan to give five million in effect unknown illegal aliens ID documents and work permits to allow them to remain in the USA……not to mention our continued “real actual” high unenployment rate. Yes we need to have an honest discussion about who really does care about our citizens and our nation.
U.S. Representative Mark Meadows rightly states (per facebook): “Q to my Democratic colleagues: Are you really willing to block #DHS funding to protect the President’s unconstitutional executive overreach? #StopExecutiveAmnesty”
‘Power of the purse’ is proper check on Executive branch when there is such a blatant disregard for the will of the People, the U.S. Constitution and the U.S. Laws
Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked, for the third time in as many days, a Homeland Security spending measure that would also torpedo President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.
Similar to the previous two votes, Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) joined nearly every Senate Democrat in opposing the roughly $40 billion spending bill. Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) switched his vote from “yes” to “no” in order to preserve his ability to bring the measure to the floor again.
The other Republicans all voted for the measure in the 52-47 procedural vote, leaving the Senate eight votes short of the 60 needed to begin debate on the bill. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) was absent.
McConnell cast the vote as just the latest example of Democratic obstruction, openly wondering why Democrats wouldn’t even be willing to debate the measure. Read more at TheHill – The Hill News – See more at: http://americanactionnews.com/articles/senate-dems-block-immigration-bill-for-third-day-in-a-row#sthash.iUKjz28b.dpuf
Thanks in part to your continued activism, the Senate Leadership team appears to be committed to continue offering motions to start debate on the House-passed DHS funding bill. This week alone, they’ve attempted to start debate three times only to have the Senate Democrats block the bill from moving to the floor each time.
The Senate, however, will likely go into recess during the week of the President’s Day holiday, and DHS funding runs out at the end of the month.
THESE 7 DEMOCRATS KNOW THEY ARE DOING WRONG — per their prior statements:
Here’s what they said:
- Indiana, Senator Joe Donnelly – “I am as frustrated as anyone that Congress is not doing its job, but the president shouldn’t make such significant policy changes on his own.”
- Maine, Senator Angus King – “I also frankly am concerned about the constitutional separation of powers. You know, the Constitution says that the Congress makes the law and the president executes it. It’s a very clear division. The Framers knew what they were doing and it doesn’t say if the president gets frustrated and Congress doesn’t act, he gets to do, you know, what he thinks is important for the country.”
- Virginia, Senator Mark Warner – “big issue like immigration, the best way to get a comprehensive solution is to take this through the legislative process.”
- Missouri, Senator Claire McCaskill – “Our immigration system is broken, and I support a comprehensive plan to fix it, but executive orders aren’t the way to do it.” She continued, “I have to be honest, how this is coming about makes me uncomfortable, I think it probably makes most Missourians uncomfortable.”
- Montana, Senator Jon Tester – ”I would prefer that Congress act, yes.”
- North Dakota, Senator Heidi Heitkamp – It’s Congress’ job to pass legislation and deal with issues of this magnitude.”
- West Virginia, Senator Joe Manchin – I disagree with the President’s decision to use executive action to make changes to our immigration system…” He continued, “I wish he wouldn’t do it.”