Congressman: He’s using fees to help illegals ‘jump to the head of the line‘
Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, says President Obama’s loyalty to liberal special interests could doom Republican efforts to fund the Department of Homeland Security while blocking funding for Obama’s unilateral action to confer legal status on at least five million people in the nation illegally.
However, Flores said Obama is already taking additional actions to undermine the rule of law and American families before Congress even finishes it defunding efforts.
“I don’t hold out much hope for the president,” Flores said. “He puts the interests of others ahead of the interests of families.”
Congress did agree to fund the process to confer legal status on those millions of illegal aliens through the end of February as part of the “cromnibus” vote in December that postponed the long-term debate over Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, appropriations while funding the rest of government through September. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives approved legislation funding DHS through September but stripped out money to enforce Obama’s November memorandum.
However, the House legislation will need 60 votes to clear the U.S. Senate, and that appears very unlikely. Even if the votes do materialize, an Obama veto would make an override impossible. Republican leaders vow to push hard to pass the House bill, but they admit they’re not sure what to do if it fails.
But even if Republicans were to defy the odds and stop the funding, Flores said Obama is already tapping into other money to accomplish his goals.
“He’s taking the fees from people who are trying to go through the legal immigration process properly,” he said. “He’s using those fees to pay for the cost of trying to allow the folks that are here illegally to jump to the head of the line.”
Written by GREG COROMBOS
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