Press Release

Jordan decries House funding of President Obama’s executive amnesty (VIDEO)

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Washington, March 3, 2015 | Darin Miller (202-225-2676) | comments

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Urbana) released the following statement following a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to fund President Obama’s executive actions on immigration as part of a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security:

“The American people spoke overwhelmingly in November: Don’t fund President Obama’s unconstitutional executive actions. Unfortunately today the bill that passed the United States Congress maintains the ability for the government to fund them.

“We know President Obama’s actions are unconstitutional. Conservative and liberal legal scholars have said these actions are unconstitutional. President Obama said himself 22 times that he couldn’t do what he did. And the only federal judge to rule on his actions said that what he did was wrong. But Democrats in the Senate put President Obama’s actions ahead of national security and the will of the people.

“The President’s actions were not only unconstitutional, they were patently unfair. In the past several weeks we’ve learned illegal non-citizens are going to participate in our social security system, will be eligible for tax refunds, and as Ohio’s own Secretary of State Jon Husted testified in Congress, there’s a greater potential now that they could participate in our election process.”

VIDEO of Rep. Jordan speaking on the House floor today about the bill: http://youtu.be/NM4k7fPKBp4

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