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Fri Jun 8, 2012, 01:01 PM

House Republicans Vote To Defund Obama Immigration Efforts

Source: Huffington Post

House Republicans Vote To Defund Obama Immigration Efforts
Posted: 06/08/2012 12:25 pm Updated: 06/08/2012 12:30 pm

WASHINGTON -- The House voted on Thursday to kill nearly every action by the Obama administration to reform the immigration enforcement system, approving amendments that would separate U.S. citizens from their undocumented spouses and end prioritization of deporting dangerous unauthorized immigrants.

"The administration is now saying, 'I don't like the laws, I won't enforce them,'" Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.) said in support of an amendment proposed by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). "It would be equitable to an officer saying, 'I'm not going to enforce any drug laws, because I want to wait -- I may see a bank robber.'"

That amendment, and the 11 others offered and adopted by the GOP, stripped funding from government programs meant to make the immigration process, and treatment of immigrants, more humane and targeted toward the most dangerous. Many of the adopted measures transferred funding to border security, even though Customs and Border Protection would receive a $208 million increase in funding under Obama's proposed fiscal year 2013 budget.

Republicans have generally opposed every action by the Obama administration on immigration, even though deportations increased to record levels under his watch.


Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/08/house-republicans-immigration-defund-obama_n_1581052.html

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Reply House Republicans Vote To Defund Obama Immigration Efforts (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jun 2012 OP
PopYoColla Jun 2012 #1
AsahinaKimi Jun 2012 #2
barbtries Jun 2012 #3
leftyohiolib Jun 2012 #4
Thinkingabout Jun 2012 #5
PossumSqueezins Jun 2012 #6
Turbineguy Jun 2012 #7
azurnoir Jun 2012 #8
asjr Jun 2012 #9
Comrade Grumpy Jun 2012 #10
The Wielding Truth Jun 2012 #11
NinetyNinePercenter Jun 2012 #12
BumRushDaShow Jun 2012 #17
Turbineguy Jun 2012 #13
Ian David Jun 2012 #14
Harriety Jun 2012 #15
Volaris Jun 2012 #16

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 01:17 PM

1. smh

what a bunch of dicks, I tell ya....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 01:17 PM

2. I wish someone

Would make a video of all the Things the Republicans "killed" that Obama put forth. Maybe this country needs to be reminded who is doing the actual damage to this country.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 01:18 PM

3. they don't care about this country.

i am baffled why more people cannot see that.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 01:20 PM

4. and yet the republican's bitches will be out there saying potus is weak on immigration

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 01:25 PM

5. Proof of Republicans being against stopping illegal entry into the USA.

They say Obama does not do anything to control the borders but we see who stops efforts to get this matter under control. How many do you think uses illegal workers instead of paying a decent wage to American citizens. Why do the illegals come here, because they are hired.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 01:29 PM

6. It's a good thing Obama hasn't come out in favor of air...

Or those poor Republicans would have to hold their breath.

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Response to PossumSqueezins (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 01:32 PM

7. Good idea.

Let them hold their breath until they turn blue.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 01:34 PM

8. It seems the Republicans will do anything to stall the executive branch of the government

cutting off the noses of the American people to spite the POTUS

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 01:42 PM

9. I wish we could find out the names

of these rats newspapers and write them and call the rats out by name and inform their constituents how their reps are betraying them. They are working only for themselves.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 01:52 PM

10. Democrats need to take back control of the House.

Can we retire the Tea Party cohort in November?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 02:00 PM

11. I feel sorry for those older ranchers who have been fighting to protect their land. This

foolish Republican action will really make them feel defenseless. No help from the Fed and after they all testified that they really needed the help.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 02:06 PM

12. Racists

All of them.

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Response to NinetyNinePercenter (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 03:00 PM

17. Exactly. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 02:32 PM

13. Republicans

are finding it difficult to get gardeners and maids?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 02:44 PM

14. Let's spend all our money deporting people caught during traffic stops...

... until we don't have enough money left to deport bank robbers and murders.

Brilliant idea, Rethuglicans.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 02:50 PM

15. They've totally earned that name RePukes!

I'm so sick of these assholes!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 02:51 PM

16. Republicans have generally opposed every action by the Obama administration on immigration, even tho

THEY are the ones who really bitched that something needed to be done.

Its not they don't like what the Pres. is DOING, they're pissed that he is doing WHAT THEY WANTED DONE, and getting at least some of the credit for it.

And we can't have any of that, nosiree.

Hateful fuckers; they must think the whole country is full of morans.

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