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Palmer Co-Sponsors Aderholt Bill to Block Executive Amnesty

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Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Representative Gary Palmer announced today that he will co-sponsor a bill to block the Obama Administration's unconstitutional attempt to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants by executive fiat. Titled, "To repeal executive immigration overreach, to clarify that the proper constitutional authority for immigration policy belongs to the legislative branch, and for other purposes," (H.R. 191) this bill will block funds to implement executive amnesty.

"President Obama has created a constitutional crisis, and members of the Congress are obligated by their own oaths to the constitution to respond to the crisis. This legislation does that and would restore constitutional balance between the branches of government. By taking this action, Congress reasserts its constitutional powers and establishes a foundation for opposing future executive orders that usurp Congressional authority.

In passing this legislation, through the power of the purse, we will be preserving the power of Congress and halting the President's unconstitutional action.

I look forward to working with my colleagues to see its passage."


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