In the wake of the spending bill for 2015 being released, Representatives Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.), Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), and Dave Brat (R-Va.) have introduced an amendment to defund President Obama's executive amnesty.
The amendment reads:
None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available, including any funds or fees collected or otherwise made available for expenditure, by this division or any other Act, or otherwise available to the Secretary of Homeland Security, for any fiscal year may be used to implement, administer, carry out, or enforce the [amnesty] policies.
The amendment also states that no money could be spent to implement "the memoranda issued by the Secretary on Homeland Security on November 20, 2014, on any of the following subjects."
They include “Southern border and approaches campaign… Policies for the apprehension, detention, and removal of undocumented immigrants… Secure Communities… Personnel reform for Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers… Exercising prosecutorial discretion with respect to individuals who came to the United States as children and with respect to certain individuals who are the parents of U.S. citizens or permanent residents… Expansion of the Provisional Waiver Program… Policies supporting U.S. high skilled businesses and workers… [and] directive to provide consistency regarding advanced parole.”
The amendment will be examined on Wednesday by the powerful Rules Committee, which sets the rules for floor debates.
"Salmon hopes the Rules Committee will approve an amendment to the spending package, like Rep. Mulvaney’s, that would restrict the President’s executive amnesty, said Tristan Daedalus, spokesman for Representative Salmon. “He will continue to use every tool available to him to fight for an up-or-down vote on this language in the House.”
Without the amendment, the spending bill would allow for President Obama's executive amnesty to be funded through February.
Read Representative Mulvaney's full amendment
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Updated: Mon, May 15th 2017 @ 4:46pm EDT