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Fund Homeland Security and Block Amnesty

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The House should split immigration funding into two bills. Senate Democrats are filibustering a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security, which runs out of spending authority February 26, because it also blocks a number of President Obama’s unilateral executive actions on immigration. At least six Senate Democrats have opposed some of those policies but – predictably enough – claim this is not the time or the manner in which to challenge them. But there is no time like the present, and the funding bill is a perfectly appropriate vehicle. The amnesty program is about to begin, and once underway, it will almost be impossible to reverse. Both parties make a routine practice of attaching riders to funding bills; it’s not procedure that Democrats object to, but the notion of doing anything real to reverse Obama’s power grab. Read_More_button

Source: nationalreview.com