Thursday, January 8, 2015

Republicans to Trade Off National Security to Attack Obama Immigration Initiatives?

It appears that Republicans in Congress may be facing an interesting challenge in seeking to put a stop to President Obama's November executive action on immigration. 

Kristina Peterson in the Wall Street Journal reports that House Republicans are looking for ways to block President Obama's immigration initiatives. Republicans are considering legislation that would keep the Department of Homeland Security fully operating beyond Feb. 27, when its current funding expires. "While GOP leaders haven't settled on their course, lawmakers and aides say they may attach a provision blocking the department, which oversees immigration activities, from using any funds or fees to implement any elements of Mr. Obama’s action. But GOP lawmakers acknowledged the challenges of trying to thwart Mr. Obama’s immigration plan without threatening to undermine national security-funding at a time when terrorist attacks have provoked concern world-wide."


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