Rep. Henry Cuellar’s Speech in Favor of GOP’s Border Supplemental Bill

Last night, the House of Representatives passed two bills related to immigration and the current situation with unaccompanied minors at the border. The first one was H.R. 5230 (full text below). That vote for that bill was 223-189 in favor, with four Republicans voted against party lines and one Democrat voting for the bill. Here is the Democrat who voted for the bill. Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar, you know, the guy who gets money from private prisons that detain immigrants.

This is the text Cuellar and 222 Republicans supported—which President Obama called a “message bill” and assured it would go nowhere.

  The Border Bill the House Passed Last Night

Another “message bill” passed the House last night. As Roll Call reports:

House Republicans voted to prohibit President Barack Obama from granting what they consider to be an unconstitutional amnesty to illegal immigrants Friday.

The bill would effectively end Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA — a program that has allowed hundreds of thousands of “Dreamers” brought to the United States illegally by their parents to get work permits and avoid deportation. And it would prohibit the president from expanding the program, as he has been reportedly considering doing for as many as five million additional immigrants.

The 216-192 vote included four Democrats voting “yes” — Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota, Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, John Barrow of Georgia, and Nick J. Rahall II of West Virginia.

Eleven Republicans broke ranks to oppose it — Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, Jeff Denham of California, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Mike Coffman of Colorado, David Valadao of California, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, David Reichert of Washington, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Joe Heck of Nevada, Mark Amodei of Nevada, and Fred Upton of Michigan.

This the text for H.R. 5272.


H.R.5272 — To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes. (Introduced in House – IH)
113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5272

To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 30, 2014

Mrs. BLACKBURN introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. PROHIBITIONS RELATING TO DEFERRED ACTION.

    Unless explicitly authorized by law, no agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government may issue after July 30, 2014, guidance, memorandums, regulations, policies, or other similar instruments the effect of which is–

      (1) to modify, in any manner that would expand the number of aliens eligible for deferred action, the Executive memorandum dated June 15, 2012, concerning deferred action for childhood arrivals;

      (2) to newly authorize deferred action for any class of aliens not in lawful immigration status in the United States; or

      (3) to newly authorize any alien to work in the United States if such alien–

      (A) was not lawfully admitted into the United States in compliance with the immigration laws (as defined in section 101(a)(17) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(17))), except that this subparagraph shall not apply to an alien who is paroled under section 212(d)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(5)) or permitted to land temporarily as an alien crewman; and

        (B) is not lawfully present in the United States.
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