Reps. Coffman, Gardner buck party on immigration

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2 August 2014
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Colorado Republican Representatives Mike Coffman and Cory Gardner both voted Friday to maintain a measure created by President Barack Obama granting work permits to immigrants [illegal aliens] brought here illegally as kids.

The two Congressman - both seeking re-election in a state with a large Hispanic population - went against party leadership in the House.

The measure was a companion bill to legislation passed by the House late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings.

The spending bill passed 223-189 late Friday, with only four Republicans voting "no" and one Democrat voting "yes." The measure ending Obama's deportation relief program passed 216-192, with Coffman and Gardner joining nine other Republicans in voting "no." Four Democrats crossed party lines to vote in favor of the bill...


Concerned more with pandering to the perceived Hispanic vote, Coffman and Gardner voted against the Constitution so as to allow a President to issue non-constitutional executive orders such as Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) imperialistic edict. 

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