Ariz. Congressmen Attempt to Block Obama’s New Immigration Policy

Dennis Welch, AZ Family, June 19, 2012

A pair of Arizona congressmen are challenging President Barack Obama on his latest decision to stop deporting illegal immigrants who came to this country when they were children.

U.S. Reps. Ben Quayle and David Schweikert, who are running against each other in the GOP primary in the state’s new 6th Congressional district, filed separate bills this week that are likely not going anywhere.

Both of the measures seek to block Obama’s plans to give illegal immigrants between the ages of 16 and 30 temporary work permits if they have a clean criminal history and meet several other conditions.

{snip} By Monday, Quayle unveiled his anti-Obama legislation. Schweikert followed Tuesday with a plan to take away money the U.S. Department of Homeland Security needs for the plan.

In introducing the proposals, both congressman accused Obama of overstepping his authority. Schweikert took it a step further and said Obama was acting like a, “dictator.”


While Republicans opposed what Obama did, it appears the public supports him. A new poll released Tuesday by Bloomberg shows 64 percent of likely voters agree with the president’s plan. Thirty percent, according to the survey, disagreed.


The race between Quayle and Schweikert is one of the most competitive and highly watched primaries in the country because it pits two incumbents against each other.

The 6th Congressional District takes in parts of Phoenix as well as Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. The two congressmen were drawn into the same district after the once-a-decade job of redrawing the boundaries was completed.


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  • Natassia

    That survey of the public sounds like a pile of crap.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Forget the congressmen, here’s what Sheriff Joe had to say:


    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has gone on the record stating his refusal to enforce Obama’s latest amnesty law in Maricopa County, AZ.

    During an interview with Phoenix’s ABC15 the tough-as-nails sheriff said, “I think people from Mexico are now going to feel, ‘Hey come on in and we’ll get by with it.’ 

    But it won’t happen in this county. They will still be arrested.”


    • The__Bobster

      I hope he rubs Obongo’s nose in it by ordering a million sets of pink undies.

  • They must have only polled hispanics at the welfare office after noon.

    How is this not treason given that 3 times the dream act was voted down?

    • Anan7

      I wrote my representative to have Obama impeached twice.  Obviously, no such luck.  I will vote for neither him nor the Hispandering Romney.

  • SarahConnor

    I’m here in AZ dist. 6 helping Schweikert to get elected again! Go Sheriff Joe!

  • Arizona is the 2012 version of 1850s South Carolina.  It just takes one state.

    Un-Reconstructed Chimpmaster

  • Anan7

    Open borders is the Achilles heel of libertarianism.

    Like the cultural marxists, they refuse to acknowledge differences between different groups of people.  In fact, many of the left-leaning libertarians insist on portraying these invaders as “victims” of their own 3rd world background.

    If I were president, their expulsion would be one of my top priorities.

  • bruno

    Here is another odd thing.

    What ever happened to the illegal alien who is related to Obama?

    They probably moved him to Beverly Hills and doubled his welfare check?

  • Legislation in the House?  Fine, but fail.  Reid will sit on it after the House passes it.

    The proper responses are “lawsuit” (Steve King will) and “impeachment.”