House Votes to Bar Obama from Limiting Immigrant Deportations

Cristina Marcos, The Hill, December 4, 2014

The House on Thursday voted to bar the executive branch from deferring the deportation of undocumented workers, taking its first direct action against President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

The 219-197 vote, with three lawmakers voting present, was largely symbolic as the measure is headed for certain death in the Senate, where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has said he won’t take up the legislation. The White House has also threatened to veto the measure.

The vote on legislation sponsored by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) is intended to help Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) move a bill next week that would fund most of the government through next September and avoid a government shutdown on Dec. 12.


Conservative groups have pressed the GOP to defund agencies implementing Obama’s order in response to the president’s actions.

But Boehner and his leadership team have settled on a strategy that would fund most of the government through September 2015, while only funding the Department of Homeland Security for a few months. Appropriators are expected to release the legislation on Monday.

Dozens of Republicans are expected to vote against the funding measure next week, which will force Boehner to win Democratic votes for the measure. Only 7 Republicans voted against Yoho’s bill, while three others voted present. Only three Democrats supported it.


Boehner, for his part, dismissed criticism from conservatives in his party who say the leadership’s response to Obama wasn’t aggressive enough. He said his team’s approach–the disapproval measure, plus keeping DHS on a short funding leash–was the best option until Republicans take control of both chambers of Congress next month.


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  • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

    Substantive opposition to executive amnesty will not come until January.
    I won’t hold my breath.

    • Realist

      You stole my line. At least it was posted

    • WR_the_realist

      Worse, the only real chance of derailing amnesty is to take away the funding, and that can only be done by refusing to pass the current budget bill that authorizes the government budget for another year, but instead only pass short term bills so that the incoming congressmen can defund the amnesty next year. Boehner and the other Republican pod people are screwing us over once again.

  • dd121

    When will the repubs tell us that resistance is futile?

    • SentryattheGate

      Right; both Bush I and Bush II (hopefully not a Bush III coming) that signed on to the North American Union, along with Democrats Clinton and Obama. Both parties are in on this plan to allow the flood of invaders across our border! Make sure you and everyone else you can get to join you in calling Congress; remind them that we were promised in 1986 NO MORE AMNESTIES would ever be allowed! I realize that it seems like a weak option, but what else do we have?

      • dd121

        I like to think that Reagan just got played. The rest just betrayed the American people.

        • John Jackson

          Got played? Can I ask why everyone makes so many excuses for Reagan? My uncle is the same way, I have shown him video of Reagan speaking about raising taxes yet my uncle still refuses to believe Reagan ever raised taxes.

          He refuses to believe Reagan never balanced the budget, I could go on, the guy was a great speaker and personality, I give him that, but his actions rarely reflected his words.

          • Bobbala

            Reagan had a hostile democrat congress for 8 years. Bush didn’t.

            Reagan compromised. Obama bitches that republicans don’t compromise when they refuse to sign on to his monstrosity. They only let democrats get all the “credit”.

            No republican doesn’t regret their compromises with evil. Conversely, democrats greatest achievements are rammed down their throats like “Clinton’s” welfare reform — back when republicans had input.

            Now they prefer to stand around hoping to not be called racists while the USA burns.

          • John Jackson

            So you’re just partisan then? I have no more love for Republicans than I do Democrats, they all deserve plenty of blame, what either party could be trying to claim credit for in the past 50yrs is beyond me.

            I’m constantly told Reagan “stared down and beat the Soviets”, yet in the next breath I have to listen to how he couldn’t handle the Democrats? Who are these Rep who regret their “compromise with evil”? Do you honestly believe most Rep and Dem aren’t walking hand in hand on most major issues? Come on.

          • dd121

            The repubs and dems certainly aren’t the friend of AmRen and our agenda.

          • Realist

            Yes, Democracy doen’t work.
            Democracy is that form of government that does not consider anyone too stupid to vote.

      • Bossman

        When the North American Union happens, there will be no need for amnesties. BTW, a North American Union was a great dream of all the Founding Fathers of the USA.

        • John Jackson

          You mean maybe they wanted to conquer all of North America? I don’t think this was their idea.

          • LexiconD1

            Bossman doesn’t understand the concept of Manifest Destiny.

          • ThomasER916

            Bossman believes that Mestizos are White, except when he’s blaming Whites. When you see that username know what you’re dealing with.

        • Oil Can Harry

          “All of the Founding Fathers of the USA” wanted open borders with Canada and Mexico? Source, please.

          • Ron Cheaters

            In a parallel Universe, where he’s from… not this one.

          • Bossman

            No! They wanted to annex all of North America. Canada was too cold and boring so as time went by, the government concentrated their efforts south and annexed half of Mexico.

          • Actually we almost did annex a good chuck in Canada during the war of 1812 but we lost a critical battle if I recall.

  • Bobbala

    What is the point of a law to make Obama enforce the law …

  • Alex Dihes

    I am on Obama, as usual. And a pinch out of topic. As usual.
    Psaky. Mr. Obama, Putin again throws stones in your garden in his last speech.
    Obama. It is okay. I will avenge him as I did the last time in the Kremlin.
    Psaky. What did you do?
    Obama. I defecated right in his chair during the reception.
    Psaky. How brave you are, Mr Obama. Was not that dangerous! Putin is a Judo master.
    Obama. Ha. I tricked him. I did not pull my pants down.

  • Alex Dihes

    If we make Obama an astronaut, we will have one fool less on the Earth.

    • Realist

      There’s a million born a second!

  • Reynardine

    Arriba! Arriba! Vamonos! Hurry esse, cross quickly before the gringos notice!

  • See The Future

    This nation has been set on a destructive course that will not change.
    But in the end it will all come right, but with much tragedy.

  • Augustus3709

    Has King 0bama ever provided a rationale for why he is pro-illegal immigration? I know people will say “he hates America” etc. but seriously, what reasons has he provided? It doesn’t make any sense.

  • ThomasER916

    If voting mattered they would make it illegal.