House passes bill against Obama amnesties - Coffman and Gardner sell out

Pressure applied by millions of grassroots Americans convinced the US House to pass a sane amnesty bill. The last few days in the House have been as significant as when grassroots pressure killed the Kennedy - McCain amnesty bill in 2007.

On Friday, August 1, 2014, the House rewrote the bill for supplemental funding, creating two bills with significantly different wording from the original bills. The first bill appropriated $694 million for federal agencies to deal with the current surge of Unaccompanied Alien Children (mostly male teenagers) and for border states to deploy the National Guard.

The second bill asserts the power of Congress to withhold funds from Presidential amnesties.

The problem with Presidential amnesties such as Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive amnesty of two years ago is that they are unconstitutional. The Constitution clearly and precisely states that Congress shall make the law and that the Executive branch will enforce the law.

Obama acknowledged this on July 25, 2011 when he told La Raza (The Race) that "I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own... The idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. But that's not how.. that's not how our system works... that's not how our Constitution is written." (Watch the video.) After which Obama unilaterally announced his DACA amnesty by executive fiat, which Congress had previously rejected.

Thus, Friday's House of Representatives action is the first significant step in curtailing Presidential monarchial overreach. Roy Beck of NumbersUSA observed that:

...By a vote of 216-192, the U.S. House of Representatives tonight passed a strongly worded, short bill, the effect of which was to declare that the President of the United States should not issue any more work permits to illegal aliens without the consent of Congress. (See roll call.)

The legislation was known as the Blackburn bill...

In a victory for grassroots activism around the country, the U.S. House tonight finally took actions based on Members' declaration that a President of the United States does not have the authority to issue mass numbers of work permits to illegal immigrants so they can compete with American workers for jobs...5

Yet the final vote results for House Roll Call 479 revealed unbelievably that there were some who voted against this bill to assert the principles of the Constitution. Those few included:

Mike Coffman (R, 6th District, Colorado)
Cory Gardner (R, 4th District, Colorado)

Here is How to contact your US Senators and Representative from Colorado. Keep in mind that they will be holding town hall meetings back home over the next few weeks. And that elections are a few short months away.


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1. A Dissection of Mike Coffman's Misguided Amnesty Missive

2. House Passes Bill to Block Obama's Planned Executive Amnesty - except Coffman and Gardner

3. Republicans do not risk offending Hispanics by toughening border enforcement and deportations

4. Majority of US Hispanics Support Deportations

5. Grassroots Americans, U.S. workers & Central American children win in U.S. House tonight