House Republicans abandon vote on border bill

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

July 31, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Time ran out for the House Republican plan to address the border crisis and an attempt to block President Barack Obama from granting work authorization and deportation relief to certain undocumented immigrants.

House Republican leaders canceled a Thursday vote on their $659 million bill to tackle the illegal immigration surge at the southern border after failing to rally support.

A second bill that would block President Obama’s from expanding his deferred action for childhood arrivals program, or DACA, to undocumented parents was also abandoned.

In a joint statement, House GOP leaders said the “…situation shows the intense concern within our conference — and among the American people — about the need to ensure the security of our borders and the president’s refusal to faithfully execute our laws.”

The Senate’s $2.7-billion emergency border plan moves forward after getting a narrow approval late Wednesday. The bill still must overcome significant hurdles before it can win final passage.

Meanwhile, the White house has been weighing a range of possible executive orders that President Obama might issue to expand the DACA program and spare certain undocumented immigrants from deportation.

One option focuses on helping the undocumented parents or legal guardians of U.S. citizen children or DACA recipients.

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  • Mario
    31 July 2014 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    The GOP RINO Boehner was SHOCKED when his border bill which is favorable to Obama, and it is a step forwards to amnesty FAILED because Americans telephone calls, flooded Capitol hills and the WH, callers supported the Republican Tea Party objection to the Bill. RINO and WH found-out that Americans people DO NOT want to welcome the 3rd World children into their homes.As Pelosi said this children are baby Jesus, for humanitarian reason they should be welcome. It was a miscalculated moved played by the Democrats, on Race and Children. Americans does not want to become a foster parents to the children.

  • Delia
    1 August 2014 at 6:23 am - Reply

    Americans should file a class action lawsuit against our FED BEAST govt. for allowing this to happen & retroactive to ALL POLS on both sides who have over these decades ignored their vows under God to protect the borders, our resources & sovereignty from illegal alien invasions. You can also throw in the millions of visa-overstayers who are here illegally, some for decades…several of the 9/11 hijackers were visa-overstayers & still our FED BEAST govt. does ZIPPO…We should ask for financial recompense for all our tax dollars going to support these criminals who come here.