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Obama Failing Americans on Southern Border; Johnson, House Act

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Washington, August 1, 2014 | Dan Schneider (202.225.5705) | comments
Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed legislation designed to strengthen both our border security and current immigration laws.
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Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed legislation designed to strengthen both our border security and current immigration laws.

“The past few months prove that we have a national security crisis occurring along our border with Mexico.  The House of Representatives took action today because of this Administration’s failure to enforce America’s immigration laws.  This important legislation would strengthen our border security, and send a much-needed message to the rest of the world – one that President Obama refuses to send:  America will no longer tolerate the willful violation of our immigration laws. 

“Specifically, this legislation would provide more money to the National Guard and Department of Homeland security for increasing border security, and would accelerate judicial proceedings to expedite cases to repatriate those here illegally quicker.  The entire bill is paid for with real dollar for dollar spending cuts elsewhere in government and reprogramming of foreign aid, not through gimmicks or typical “Washington D.C. accounting,” Bill Johnson said. 

In addition to the House passing a supplemental border security bill, the House passed Representative Marsha Blackburn’s (R-TN) legislation that would freeze funding (as of July 31, 2014) for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“Rep. Blackburn’s much-needed legislation will serve as an important check on President Obama’s executive authority by immediately putting an end to the DACA program while simultaneously preventing President Obama from circumventing Congress to enact amnesty.  Today, the House took a significant step in addressing the border security crisis;  I urge Harry Reid to immediately call the Senate back to Washington and bring these bills to the Senate floor for a vote, and for the White House to take the lead in reversing the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States.

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