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Fri Jun 8, 2012, 01:01 PM

House Republicans Vote To Defund Obama Immigration Efforts [View all]

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.


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