More on Immigration
We must act now and formulate a plan to wipe this radical terror group from the face of the earth before they have the capabilities to hit us here at home. There must continue to be a coalition of nations willing to take the fight to Islamic terrorists, wherever they may be found. Working with our allies and the countries in the region that are most affected by ISIS is certainly in everyone’s best interest, but it’s time for America to do the right thing: LEAD. Finally, we must stand by France. In the Chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives hangs a portrait of the French military officer Marquis de Lafayette, whose assistance was integral to the birth of our nation. If France is at war, the United States must be at war as well.
In keeping with our pledge to Grow America’s Economy Instead of Washington’s Economy, I want to take a moment to draw your attention to what the House of Representatives has accomplished in just the month of January.
Today, with my support, the House passed legislation to block President Obama’s executive amnesty plan.
This evening, the House of Representatives passed the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill. This spending bill contains a number of important measures that fulfill the people’s priorities, including protecting jobs, stopping wasteful spending, reining in government overreach, and funding our national security.
Our country has a broken immigration system that needs a real solution, not a quick fix. The president's unilateral action on immigration is not an effective, long term solution to our broken system, and it will set back the American peoples' goal to move forward with effective an accountable solutions.
For nearly six years I’ve opposed President Obama’s immigration policies. I’ve taken a stand against legislation he’s proposed, statements he’s made and policies he’s implemented. Probably my biggest frustration has been his spiritless approach to ensuring that our borders are secure from weapons, drugs and undocumented individuals.
Instead of demanding billions of dollars from Congress, the President should be engaging with members of the House and Senate regardless of party affiliation. He should be seeking different ideas on how we should address this issue.
In an eleventh hour finale, lawmakers sealed an agreement to fund 10 Cabinet agencies through September 30, 2012, at levels lower than the previous year in an effort to trim government debt. The bill eliminates 42 government programs and rolls back non-defense spending to approximately 2008 levels. All other domestic agencies were funded in a separate November package.
“It is illegal to be in the United States without proper documentation, plain and simple. Those who are here illegally should have to face consequences,” said Congressman Gregg Harper. “Arizona has taken a reasonable and constitutional approach to end this decades-old problem that has continuously been ignored by the Obama Administration. Illegal immigration is a matter of national security.”