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House votes to trash Obama immigration policies

January 14, 2015
In The News

WASHINGTON — The House, deeply divided along partisan lines, voted Wednesday to block President Obama from implementing recent executive orders on immigration that would allow millions of undocumented foreigners to remain in the United States.

In a series of mostly party-line votes, House Republicans supported proposals they said are needed to rein in an executive branch set on ignoring the will of Congress as proscribed by the U.S. Constitution.

House Democrats opposed the measures as a dangerous “political vendetta” that could jeopardize national security. The proposals were considered as part of a larger $40 billion bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the fiscal year.

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