Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ted Cruz to Seek to Shutdown Government Because of Immigration?

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Comprehensive immigration reform and Executive action on immigration have been put off until after the November 2014 elections.  One might guess that, at least for the moment, immigration as a legislative issue is at a standstill.  But maybe not.  CNN reports that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Tuesday Congress should "use all means necessary" to prevent President Obama from granting what Cruz characterizes as "amnesty" to immigrants unlawfully in the country. "He said it would be `appropriate' to include a provision that would block the President from doing so in a critical government-funding bill that Congress must approve this month. Democrats immediately seized on the issue and charged that Cruz wants to shut down the government by attaching a `poison pill' to the funding bill, which is known as a continuing resolution or CR. "

Senator Cruz's latest threat makes it even clearer that immigration reform is being used as a partisan political football with little regard to the real human costs of the U.S. government's failure to act.

KJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2014/09/ted-cruz-to-seek-to-shutdown-government-because-of-immigration.html

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