Republicans in the House of Representatives deserve credit for passing a bill, belatedly, to block President Obama’s unconstitutional immigration orders. We had our differences with Republican leaders on when and how that confrontation should happen, but it has begun.
Spending authorization for the Department of Homeland Security expires at the end of February. The House has already passed a bill to extend that authorization, but with important stipulations. It blocks implementation of the president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (the “Dream Act by fiat”), which was begun in 2012; a series of enforcement directives called the Morton memos dating from 2011 and 2012; and the November 2014 executive amnesty for large swaths of adult illegal immigrants.
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