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house Bill H.R. 29

Should Congress Cut The Funds For The President’s Executive Orders On Immigration?

Argument in favor

The President’s executive actions essentially created a new law unconstitutionally. This bill will prevent that overreach from occurring, while giving Congress the space to craft its own immigration solution.

DonaldTrump's Opinion
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08/14/2015
"I will immediately terminate President Obama's illegal executive order on immigration." [Trump announcement speech]
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PacificCstar's Opinion
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08/15/2015
Illegal immigration is NOT the same as legal immigration. The president should not leverage American's compassion toward fellow immigrants in order to grant amnesty for illegals without the people's consent. Especially since it is our taxes that will be covering the cost.
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10/17/2016
Here are the current grades given to Republican Senators for their stance on reducing immigration by NumbersUSA: A+ (2% of peer group) Sessions, Jeff (Sen.) R - AL 96% A (4% of peer group) Cruz, Ted (Sen.) R - TX 94% Shelby, Richard (Sen.) R - AL 90% A- (2% of peer group) Vitter, David (Sen.) R - LA 89% B+ (4% of peer group) Boozman, John (Sen.) R - AR 81% Cotton, Tom (Sen.) R - AR 81% B (30% of peer group) Burr, Richard (Sen.) R - NC 76% Ernst, Joni (Sen.) R - IA 76% Fischer, Deb (Sen.) R - NE 76% Moran, Jerry (Sen.) R - KS 76% Risch, Jim (Sen.) R - ID 76% Sasse, Ben (Sen.) R - NE 76% Sullivan, Dan (Sen.) R - AK 76% Paul, Rand (Sen.) R - KY 75% Grassley, Charles (Sen.) R - IA 74% Portman, Rob (Sen.) R - OH 74% Toomey, Patrick (Sen.) R - PA 74% Crapo, Michael (Sen.) R - ID 72% Inhofe, James (Sen.) R - OK 72% Scott, Tim (Sen.) R - SC 72% Isakson, Johnny (Sen.) R - GA 71% Perdue, David (Sen.) R - GA 71% B- (2% of peer group) Cassidy, Bill (Sen.) R - LA 68% C+ (15% of peer group) Thune, John (Sen.) R - SD 65% Capito, Shelley Moore (Sen.) R - WV 64% Wicker, Roger (Sen.) R - MS 64% Blunt, Roy (Sen.) R - MO 63% Daines, Steve (Sen.) R - MT 63% Johnson, Ron (Sen.) R - WI 59% Enzi, Michael (Sen.) R - WY 57% Tillis, Thom (Sen.) R - NC 57% C (9% of peer group) Lee, Mike (Sen.) R - UT 53% Rubio, Marco (Sen.) R - FL 47% Hoeven, John (Sen.) R - ND 46% Lankford, James (Sen.) R - OK 46% Roberts, Pat (Sen.) R - KS 46% C- (6% of peer group) Flake, Jeff (Sen.) R - AZ 43% McCain, John (Sen.) R - AZ 43% Barrasso, John (Sen.) R - WY 42% D (20% of peer group) Collins, Susan (Sen.) R - ME 30% Hatch, Orrin (Sen.) R - UT 30% Alexander, Lamar (Sen.) R - TN 28% Coats, Daniel (Sen.) R - IN 28% Corker, Bob (Sen.) R - TN 28% Murkowski, Lisa (Sen.) R - AK 28% Rounds, Mike (Sen.) R - SD 28% Cochran, Thad (Sen.) R - MS 27% McConnell, Mitch (Sen.) R - KY 27% Cornyn, John (Sen.) R - TX 25% Ayotte, Kelly (Sen.) R - NH 23% D- (6% of peer group) Gardner, Cory (Sen.) R - CO 19% Kirk, Mark (Sen.) R - IL 19% Heller, Dean (Sen.) R - NV 16% F- (2% of peer group) Graham, Lindsey (Sen.) R - SC 3% https://www.numbersusa.com/content/my/tools/grades/list/0/CONGRESS/US/SR/Grade/Active And here are the grades for Republican Representatives: A+ (7% of peer group) Brat, Dave (Rep. - 7th) R - VA 100% Brooks, Mo (Rep. - 5th) R - AL 100% Jones, Walter (Rep. - 3rd) R - NC 99% Duncan, John (Rep. - 2nd) R - TN 98% Duncan, Jeff (Rep. - 3rd) R - SC 98% Farenthold, Blake (Rep. - 27th) R - TX 98% Fleming, John (Rep. - 4th) R - LA 98% Gosar, Paul (Rep. - 4th) R - AZ 98% King, Steve (Rep. - 4th) R - IA 98% Posey, Bill (Rep. - 8th) R - FL 97% Culberson, John (Rep. - 7th) R - TX 96% Forbes, Randy (Rep. - 4th) R - VA 96% Gohmert, Louie (Rep. - 1st) R - TX 96% Babin, Brian (Rep. - 36th) R - TX 95% Carter, Buddy (Rep. - 1st) R - GA 95% Labrador, Raul (Rep. - 1st) R - ID 95% Marchant, Kenny (Rep. - 24th) R - TX 95% Smith, Lamar (Rep. - 21st) R - TX 95% A (10% of peer group) Goodlatte, Robert (Rep. - 6th) R - VA 94% Hice, Jody (Rep. - 10th) R - GA 94% Schweikert, David (Rep. - 6th) R - AZ 94% Webster, Daniel (Rep. - 10th) R - FL 94% Barletta, Louis (Rep. - 11th) R - PA 93% Bridenstine, Jim (Rep. - 1st) R - OK 93% Desjarlais, Scott (Rep. - 4th) R - TN 93% Hensarling, Jeb (Rep. - 5th) R - TX 93% Hudson, Richard (Rep. - 8th) R - NC 93% Weber, Randy (Rep. - 14th) R - TX 93% Zeldin, Lee (Rep. - 1st) R - NY 93% Collins, Doug (Rep. - 9th) R - GA 92% Grothman, Glenn (Rep. - 6th) R - WI 92% Jordan, Jim (Rep. - 4th) R - OH 92% McKinley, David (Rep. - 1st) R - WV 92% Palmer, Gary (Rep. - 6th) R - AL 92% Ratcliffe, John (Rep. - 4th) R - TX 92% Roe, Phil (Rep. - 1st) R - TN 92% Black, Diane (Rep. - 6th) R - TN 91% Buck, Ken (Rep. - 4th) R - CO 91% Marino, Tom (Rep. - 10th) R - PA 91% Clawson, Curtis (Rep. - 19th) R - FL 90% Loudermilk, Barry (Rep. - 11th) R - GA 90% Olson, Pete (Rep. - 22nd) R - TX 90% A- (6% of peer group) Byrne, Bradley (Rep. - 1st) R - AL 89% Gowdy, Trey (Rep. - 4th) R - SC 89% McClintock, Tom (Rep. - 4th) R - CA 89% Perry, Scott (Rep. - 4th) R - PA 89% Crawford, Rick (Rep. - 1st) R - AR 88% DeSantis, Ron (Rep. - 6th) R - FL 88% Fortenberry, Jeff (Rep. - 1st) R - NE 88% Meadows, Mark (Rep. - 11th) R - NC 88% Roby, Martha (Rep. - 2nd) R - AL 88% Williams, Roger (Rep. - 25th) R - TX 88% Blackburn, Marsha (Rep. - 7th) R - TN 87% Flores, William (Rep. - 17th) R - TX 87% Sessions, Pete (Rep. - 32nd) R - TX 87% Ellmers, Renee (Rep. - 2nd) R - NC 86% Pittenger, Robert (Rep. - 9th) R - NC 86% Scott, Austin (Rep. - 8th) R - GA 86% B+ (8% of peer group) Franks, Trent (Rep. - 8th) R - AZ 85% Graves, Tom (Rep. - 14th) R - GA 85% Jenkins, Lynn (Rep. - 2nd) R - KS 85% Lamborn, Doug (Rep. - 5th) R - CO 85% Johnson, Sam (Rep. - 3rd) R - TX 84% Pompeo, Michael (Rep. - 4th) R - KS 84% Amash, Justin (Rep. - 3rd) R - MI 83% Garrett, Scott (Rep. - 5th) R - NJ 83% Griffith, H. 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Argument opposed

Passing this sort of law without having offered a solution for our broken immigration system would be irresponsible — and leave many undocumented immigrants in limbo.

BernieSanders's Opinion
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08/14/2015
"[Immigrants] have been routinely cheated out of wages, held virtually captive by employers who have seized their documents, forced to live in unspeakably inhumane conditions and denied medical benefits for on-the-job injuries." [twitter.com/SenSanders]
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08/14/2015
"I continue to believe that the best way to solve this problem is by working together to pass that kind of common sense law. But until that happens, there are actions I have the legal authority to take as President — the same kinds of actions taken by Democratic and Republican presidents before me -– that will help make our immigration system more fair and more just." [whitehouse.gov]
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08/14/2015
“Many of these young people have gone to school here or served in our military, and they should be able to continue living and working here.” [elizabethwarren.com]
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What is House Bill H.R. 29?

This bill would ban any federal funds from being used or made available to offer parole or deferred action to any undocumented person in the U.S. other than for reasons permitted under current law. H.R. 29 would also prohibit funding to processing work permits or green cards to those who are currently in the U.S. unlawfully.


This legislation comes directly in response to President Obama's executive orders on immigration. As explained in The Hill:

"President Obama's executive action includes an expansion of the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program for people who came to the U.S. illegally as children before January 1, 2010, regardless of their current age. Previously, the DACA only applied to people who had been in the U.S. for at least five years, had been born after 1981 and entered the U.S. before June 15, 2007. In addition, the parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents would be eligible to apply for work permits and deferred deportation."

While this bill certainly sends a message about how House Republicans feel about the President's executive action on immigration, it is unclear if Congress can actually defund these processes. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services — the agency that processes work permits — gets it's funding from application fees, not through federal appropriations. 

Impact

Those undocumented immigrants in the country illegally who would gain legal status through the President’s executive actions, agencies enforcing immigration law.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 29

A CBO cost estimate is unavailable.

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In-Depth:

President Obama’s announcement that his administration would instate regulations to protect about 4 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation was met with questions regarding the legality of his plan. The President himself has in the past expressed doubts over his ability to further influence immigration policy through executive orders.


As a result, Republicans have utilized the Department of Homeland Security budget for 2015 in conjunction with this legislation to block the implementation of the President’s executive action. There are also 25 states that have filed lawsuits in federal court against the Obama administration in the hopes of stopping the unilateral immigration changes.


Media:

Sponsoring Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) Press Release

The Hill

The Blaze

The Tennessean

Breitbart

(Photo Credit: Flickr user SEIU International)

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Separation of Powers Act of 2015

Official Title

To prohibit the use of funds for granting deferred action or other immigration relief to aliens not lawfully present in the United States.

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    IntroducedJanuary 6th, 2015
    "I will immediately terminate President Obama's illegal executive order on immigration." [Trump announcement speech]
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    "[Immigrants] have been routinely cheated out of wages, held virtually captive by employers who have seized their documents, forced to live in unspeakably inhumane conditions and denied medical benefits for on-the-job injuries." [twitter.com/SenSanders]
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    "I continue to believe that the best way to solve this problem is by working together to pass that kind of common sense law. But until that happens, there are actions I have the legal authority to take as President — the same kinds of actions taken by Democratic and Republican presidents before me -– that will help make our immigration system more fair and more just." [whitehouse.gov]
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    “Many of these young people have gone to school here or served in our military, and they should be able to continue living and working here.” [elizabethwarren.com]
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    “We are a melting pot... It is the ultimate source of our strength. It is the source of who we are.” [dailycaller.com]
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    "It hardly needs saying that immigration policy should not undermine Americans’ jobs, wages." -twitter.com/ScottWalker
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    Illegal immigration is NOT the same as legal immigration. The president should not leverage American's compassion toward fellow immigrants in order to grant amnesty for illegals without the people's consent. Especially since it is our taxes that will be covering the cost.
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    Here are the current grades given to Republican Senators for their stance on reducing immigration by NumbersUSA: A+ (2% of peer group) Sessions, Jeff (Sen.) R - AL 96% A (4% of peer group) Cruz, Ted (Sen.) R - TX 94% Shelby, Richard (Sen.) R - AL 90% A- (2% of peer group) Vitter, David (Sen.) R - LA 89% B+ (4% of peer group) Boozman, John (Sen.) R - AR 81% Cotton, Tom (Sen.) R - AR 81% B (30% of peer group) Burr, Richard (Sen.) R - NC 76% Ernst, Joni (Sen.) R - IA 76% Fischer, Deb (Sen.) R - NE 76% Moran, Jerry (Sen.) R - KS 76% Risch, Jim (Sen.) R - ID 76% Sasse, Ben (Sen.) R - NE 76% Sullivan, Dan (Sen.) R - AK 76% Paul, Rand (Sen.) R - KY 75% Grassley, Charles (Sen.) R - IA 74% Portman, Rob (Sen.) R - OH 74% Toomey, Patrick (Sen.) R - PA 74% Crapo, Michael (Sen.) R - ID 72% Inhofe, James (Sen.) R - OK 72% Scott, Tim (Sen.) R - SC 72% Isakson, Johnny (Sen.) R - GA 71% Perdue, David (Sen.) R - GA 71% B- (2% of peer group) Cassidy, Bill (Sen.) R - LA 68% C+ (15% of peer group) Thune, John (Sen.) R - SD 65% Capito, Shelley Moore (Sen.) R - WV 64% Wicker, Roger (Sen.) R - MS 64% Blunt, Roy (Sen.) R - MO 63% Daines, Steve (Sen.) R - MT 63% Johnson, Ron (Sen.) R - WI 59% Enzi, Michael (Sen.) R - WY 57% Tillis, Thom (Sen.) R - NC 57% C (9% of peer group) Lee, Mike (Sen.) R - UT 53% Rubio, Marco (Sen.) R - FL 47% Hoeven, John (Sen.) R - ND 46% Lankford, James (Sen.) R - OK 46% Roberts, Pat (Sen.) R - KS 46% C- (6% of peer group) Flake, Jeff (Sen.) R - AZ 43% McCain, John (Sen.) R - AZ 43% Barrasso, John (Sen.) R - WY 42% D (20% of peer group) Collins, Susan (Sen.) R - ME 30% Hatch, Orrin (Sen.) R - UT 30% Alexander, Lamar (Sen.) R - TN 28% Coats, Daniel (Sen.) R - IN 28% Corker, Bob (Sen.) R - TN 28% Murkowski, Lisa (Sen.) R - AK 28% Rounds, Mike (Sen.) R - SD 28% Cochran, Thad (Sen.) R - MS 27% McConnell, Mitch (Sen.) R - KY 27% Cornyn, John (Sen.) R - TX 25% Ayotte, Kelly (Sen.) R - NH 23% D- (6% of peer group) Gardner, Cory (Sen.) R - CO 19% Kirk, Mark (Sen.) R - IL 19% Heller, Dean (Sen.) R - NV 16% F- (2% of peer group) Graham, Lindsey (Sen.) R - SC 3% https://www.numbersusa.com/content/my/tools/grades/list/0/CONGRESS/US/SR/Grade/Active And here are the grades for Republican Representatives: A+ (7% of peer group) Brat, Dave (Rep. - 7th) R - VA 100% Brooks, Mo (Rep. - 5th) R - AL 100% Jones, Walter (Rep. - 3rd) R - NC 99% Duncan, John (Rep. - 2nd) R - TN 98% Duncan, Jeff (Rep. - 3rd) R - SC 98% Farenthold, Blake (Rep. - 27th) R - TX 98% Fleming, John (Rep. - 4th) R - LA 98% Gosar, Paul (Rep. - 4th) R - AZ 98% King, Steve (Rep. - 4th) R - IA 98% Posey, Bill (Rep. - 8th) R - FL 97% Culberson, John (Rep. - 7th) R - TX 96% Forbes, Randy (Rep. - 4th) R - VA 96% Gohmert, Louie (Rep. - 1st) R - TX 96% Babin, Brian (Rep. - 36th) R - TX 95% Carter, Buddy (Rep. - 1st) R - GA 95% Labrador, Raul (Rep. - 1st) R - ID 95% Marchant, Kenny (Rep. - 24th) R - TX 95% Smith, Lamar (Rep. - 21st) R - TX 95% A (10% of peer group) Goodlatte, Robert (Rep. - 6th) R - VA 94% Hice, Jody (Rep. - 10th) R - GA 94% Schweikert, David (Rep. - 6th) R - AZ 94% Webster, Daniel (Rep. - 10th) R - FL 94% Barletta, Louis (Rep. - 11th) R - PA 93% Bridenstine, Jim (Rep. - 1st) R - OK 93% Desjarlais, Scott (Rep. - 4th) R - TN 93% Hensarling, Jeb (Rep. - 5th) R - TX 93% Hudson, Richard (Rep. - 8th) R - NC 93% Weber, Randy (Rep. - 14th) R - TX 93% Zeldin, Lee (Rep. - 1st) R - NY 93% Collins, Doug (Rep. - 9th) R - GA 92% Grothman, Glenn (Rep. - 6th) R - WI 92% Jordan, Jim (Rep. - 4th) R - OH 92% McKinley, David (Rep. - 1st) R - WV 92% Palmer, Gary (Rep. - 6th) R - AL 92% Ratcliffe, John (Rep. - 4th) R - TX 92% Roe, Phil (Rep. - 1st) R - TN 92% Black, Diane (Rep. - 6th) R - TN 91% Buck, Ken (Rep. - 4th) R - CO 91% Marino, Tom (Rep. - 10th) R - PA 91% Clawson, Curtis (Rep. - 19th) R - FL 90% Loudermilk, Barry (Rep. - 11th) R - GA 90% Olson, Pete (Rep. - 22nd) R - TX 90% A- (6% of peer group) Byrne, Bradley (Rep. - 1st) R - AL 89% Gowdy, Trey (Rep. - 4th) R - SC 89% McClintock, Tom (Rep. - 4th) R - CA 89% Perry, Scott (Rep. - 4th) R - PA 89% Crawford, Rick (Rep. - 1st) R - AR 88% DeSantis, Ron (Rep. - 6th) R - FL 88% Fortenberry, Jeff (Rep. - 1st) R - NE 88% Meadows, Mark (Rep. - 11th) R - NC 88% Roby, Martha (Rep. - 2nd) R - AL 88% Williams, Roger (Rep. - 25th) R - TX 88% Blackburn, Marsha (Rep. - 7th) R - TN 87% Flores, William (Rep. - 17th) R - TX 87% Sessions, Pete (Rep. - 32nd) R - TX 87% Ellmers, Renee (Rep. - 2nd) R - NC 86% Pittenger, Robert (Rep. - 9th) R - NC 86% Scott, Austin (Rep. - 8th) R - GA 86% B+ (8% of peer group) Franks, Trent (Rep. - 8th) R - AZ 85% Graves, Tom (Rep. - 14th) R - GA 85% Jenkins, Lynn (Rep. - 2nd) R - KS 85% Lamborn, Doug (Rep. - 5th) R - CO 85% Johnson, Sam (Rep. - 3rd) R - TX 84% Pompeo, Michael (Rep. - 4th) R - KS 84% Amash, Justin (Rep. - 3rd) R - MI 83% Garrett, Scott (Rep. - 5th) R - NJ 83% Griffith, H. Morgan (Rep. - 9th) R - VA 83% LaHood, Darin (Rep. - 18th) R - IL 83% Lummis, Cynthia (Rep. - at large) R - WY 83% Mooney, Alex (Rep. - 2nd) R - WV 83% Rothfus, Keith (Rep. - 12th) R - PA 83% Westerman, Bruce (Rep. - 4th) R - AR 83% Wittman, Robert J. (Rep. - 1st) R - VA 83% Blum, Rod (Rep. - 1st) R - IA 82% Huelskamp, Tim (Rep. - 1st) R - KS 82% Hunter, Duncan D. (Rep. - 50th) R - CA 82% Rogers, Mike (Rep. - 3rd) R - AL 82% Burgess, Michael (Rep. - 26th) R - TX 81% Lance, Leonard (Rep. - 7th) R - NJ 81% B (15% of peer group) Poe, Ted (Rep. - 2nd) R - TX 80% Salmon, Matt (Rep. - 5th) R - AZ 80% Fincher, Steve (Rep. - 8th) R - TN 79% Walker, Mark (Rep. - 6th) R - NC 79% Westmoreland, Lynn (Rep. - 3rd) R - GA 79% Young, David (Rep. - 3rd) R - IA 79% Aderholt, Robert (Rep. - 4th) R - AL 78% Boustany, Charles (Rep. - 3rd) R - LA 78% Chabot, Steve (Rep. - 1st) R - OH 78% Issa, Darrell (Rep. - 49th) R - CA 78% Mulvaney, Mick (Rep. - 5th) R - SC 78% Rohrabacher, Dana (Rep. - 48th) R - CA 78% Yoho, Ted (Rep. - 3rd) R - FL 78% Chaffetz, Jason (Rep. - 3rd) R - UT 77% Rouzer, David (Rep. - 7th) R - NC 77% Sanford, Mark (Rep. - 1st) R - SC 77% LaMalfa, Doug (Rep. - 1st) R - CA 76% Gibbs, Bob (Rep. - 7th) R - OH 75% Hultgren, Randy (Rep. - 14th) R - IL 75% Joyce, David (Rep. - 14th) R - OH 75% Davidson, Warren (Rep. - 8th) R - OH 74% Miller, Jeff (Rep. - 1st) R - FL 74% Ross, Dennis (Rep. - 15th) R - FL 74% Latta, Robert E. (Rep. - 5th) R - OH 73% Palazzo, Steven (Rep. - 4th) R - MS 73% Graves, Garret (Rep. - 6th) R - LA 72% Bilirakis, Gus (Rep. - 12th) R - FL 71% Bishop, Mike (Rep. - 8th) R - MI 71% Guinta, Frank (Rep. - 1st) R - NH 71% Hurt, Robert (Rep. - 5th) R - VA 71% Kelly, Mike (Rep. - 3rd) R - PA 71% Mica, John (Rep. - 7th) R - FL 71% Shuster, Bill (Rep. - 9th) R - PA 71% Stutzman, Marlin (Rep. - 3rd) R - IN 71% Trott, David (Rep. - 11th) R - MI 71% Walters, Mimi (Rep. - 45th) R - CA 71% Whitfield, Edward (Rep. - 1st) R - KY 71% B- (5% of peer group) Allen, Rick (Rep. - 12th) R - GA 70% Abraham, Ralph (Rep. - 5th) R - LA 69% Carter, John (Rep. - 31st) R - TX 69% Love, Mia (Rep. - 4th) R - UT 69% Stivers, Steve (Rep. - 15th) R - OH 69% Harris, Andy (Rep. - 1st) R - MD 68% Massie, Thomas (Rep. - 4th) R - KY 68% Nugent, Richard (Rep. - 11th) R - FL 68% Zinke, Ryan (Rep. - 1st) R - MT 68% Cook, Paul (Rep. - 8th) R - CA 66% Cramer, Kevin (Rep. - at large) R - ND 66% Sensenbrenner, James (Rep. - 5th) R - WI 66% C+ (6% of peer group) Smith, Jason (Rep. - 8th) R - MO 65% Smith, Adrian (Rep. - 3rd) R - NE 65% Fleischmann, Charles (Rep. - 3rd) R - TN 64% Hill, French (Rep. - 2nd) R - AR 64% Kelly, Trent (Rep. - 1st) R - MS 64% Tipton, Scott (Rep. - 3rd) R - CO 64% Bishop, Rob (Rep. - 1st) R - UT 63% Neugebauer, Randy (Rep. - 19th) R - TX 61% Heck, Joe (Rep. - 3rd) R - NV 59% Long, Billy (Rep. - 7th) R - MO 59% Holding, George (Rep. - 13th) R - NC 57% Emmer, Tom (Rep. - 6th) R - MN 56% McCaul, Michael (Rep. - 10th) R - TX 56% Yoder, Kevin (Rep. - 3rd) R - KS 56% C (9% of peer group) Conaway, Mike (Rep. - 11th) R - TX 55% Foxx, Virginia (Rep. - 5th) R - NC 55% Rice, Tom (Rep. - 7th) R - SC 55% Calvert, Ken (Rep. - 42nd) R - CA 54% Russell, Steve (Rep. - 5th) R - OK 54% Wilson, Joe (Rep. - 2nd) R - SC 54% Stewart, Chris (Rep. - 2nd) R - UT 53% Brady, Kevin (Rep. - 8th) R - TX 52% Hardy, Cresent (Rep. - 4th) R - NV 52% Harper, Gregg (Rep. - 3rd) R - MS 52% Huizenga, William (Rep. - 2nd) R - MI 52% Jenkins, Evan (Rep. - 3rd) R - WV 52% Poliquin, Bruce (Rep. - 2nd) R - ME 52% Shimkus, John (Rep. - 15th) R - IL 52% Walorski, Jackie (Rep. - 2nd) R - IN 52% Womack, Steve (Rep. - 3rd) R - AR 52% Newhouse, Dan (Rep. - 4th) R - WA 51% Young, Todd (Rep. - 9th) R - IN 51% Amodei, Mark (Rep. - 2nd) R - NV 50% Lucas, Frank (Rep. - 3rd) R - OK 48% Barton, Joe (Rep. - 6th) R - TX 47% Price, Tom (Rep. - 6th) R - GA 47% Buchanan, Vern (Rep. - 16th) R - FL 46% C- (8% of peer group) Graves, Sam (Rep. - 6th) R - MO 45% Hartzler, Vicky (Rep. - 4th) R - MO 45% Johnson, William (Rep. - 6th) R - OH 45% Crenshaw, Ander (Rep. - 4th) R - FL 44% Duffy, Sean (Rep. - 7th) R - WI 44% Guthrie, Brett (Rep. - 2nd) R - KY 44% Messer, Luke (Rep. - 6th) R - IN 44% Rigell, Scott (Rep. - 2nd) R - VA 44% Rokita, Todd (Rep. - 4th) R - IN 44% Rooney, Tom (Rep. - 17th) R - FL 44% Thornberry, Mac (Rep. - 13th) R - TX 44% Wagner, Ann (Rep. - 2nd) R - MO 44% Woodall, Rob (Rep. - 7th) R - GA 44% Collins, Chris (Rep. - 27th) R - NY 40% Meehan, Patrick (Rep. - 7th) R - PA 38% Scalise, Steve (Rep. - 1st) R - LA 38% Thompson, Glenn (Rep. - 5th) R - PA 38% Smith, Christopher (Rep. - 4th) R - NJ 37% Young, Don (Rep. - at large) R - AK 37% D+ (3% of peer group) Renacci, James (Rep. - 16th) R - OH 35% Ribble, Reid (Rep. - 8th) R - WI 35% Benishek, Daniel (Rep. - 1st) R - MI 33% Knight, Steve (Rep. - 25th) R - CA 33% Miller, Candice (Rep. - 10th) R - MI 33% Roskam, Peter (Rep. - 6th) R - IL 32% Donovan, Daniel (Rep. - 11th) R - NY 31% D (9% of peer group) Bost, Mike (Rep. - 12th) R - IL 30% Comstock, Barbara (Rep. - 10th) R - VA 30% Fitzpatrick, Michael (Rep. - 8th) R - PA 30% Luetkemeyer, Blaine (Rep. - 3rd) R - MO 30% McHenry, Patrick (Rep. - 10th) R - NC 30% Pitts, Joseph (Rep. - 16th) R - PA 30% Turner, Michael (Rep. - 10th) R - OH 30% Jolly, David (Rep. - 13th) R - FL 28% McSally, Martha (Rep. - 2nd) R - AZ 28% Barr, Andy (Rep. - 6th) R - KY 27% Bucshon, Larry (Rep. - 8th) R - IN 27% Cole, Tom (Rep. - 4th) R - OK 27% Herrera Beutler, Jaime (Rep. - 3rd) R - WA 27% Mullin, Markwayne (Rep. - 2nd) R - OK 27% Reed, Tom (Rep. - 23rd) R - NY 27% Walberg, Tim (Rep. - 7th) R - MI 27% Wenstrup, Brad (Rep. - 2nd) R - OH 27% Nunes, Devin (Rep. - 22nd) R - CA 26% Costello, Ryan (Rep. - 6th) R - PA 24% Kinzinger, Adam (Rep. - 16th) R - IL 24% Hanna, Richard (Rep. - 22nd) R - NY 23% Pearce, Steve (Rep. - 2nd) R - NM 21% D- (1% of peer group) Granger, Kay (Rep. - 12th) R - TX 16% Valadao, David (Rep. - 21st) R - CA 16% F (11% of peer group) Kline, John (Rep. - 2nd) R - MN 15% Moolenaar, John (Rep. - 4th) R - MI 15% Brooks, Susan (Rep. - 5th) R - IN 13% Frelinghuysen, Rodney (Rep. - 11th) R - NJ 13% Hurd, William (Rep. - 23rd) R - TX 13% McCarthy, Kevin (Rep. - 23rd) R - CA 13% McMorris Rodgers, Cathy (Rep. - 5th) R - WA 13% Murphy, Tim (Rep. - 18th) R - PA 13% Noem, Kristi (Rep. - at large) R - SD 13% Paulsen, Erik (Rep. - 3rd) R - MN 13% Rogers, Harold (Rep. - 5th) R - KY 13% Ryan, Paul (Rep. - 1st) R - WI 13% Tiberi, Pat (Rep. - 12th) R - OH 13% Walden, Greg (Rep. - 2nd) R - OR 13% Davis, Rodney (Rep. - 13th) R - IL 12% Royce, Ed (Rep. - 39th) R - CA 12% Simpson, Mike (Rep. - 2nd) R - ID 12% Stefanik, Elise (Rep. - 21st) R - NY 12% Gibson, Christopher (Rep. - 19th) R - NY 10% Katko, John (Rep. - 24th) R - NY 10% LoBiondo, Frank (Rep. - 2nd) R - NJ 10% MacArthur, Tom (Rep. - 3rd) R - NJ 10% King, Peter (Rep. - 2nd) R - NY 9% Coffman, Mike (Rep. - 6th) R - CO 8% Dent, Charles (Rep. - 15th) R - PA 8% Reichert, Dave (Rep. - 8th) R - WA 8% Upton, Fred (Rep. - 6th) R - MI 8% F- (2% of peer group) Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana (Rep. - 27th) R - FL 1% Curbelo, Carlos (Rep. - 26th) R - FL 0% Denham, Jeff (Rep. - 10th) R - CA 0% Diaz-Balart, Mario (Rep. - 25th) R - FL 0% Dold, Robert (Rep. - 10th) R - IL 0% Radewagen, Aumua (Sen.) 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    "My end goal is to get 11 million people out of the shadow economy and shadow society and in the light of full participation"[twitter.com]
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    A child cannot be held responsible for their parents actions, however, the parent should go through the proper channels if they desire a better life for their children. Crossing into our borders with children causes ethical issues that should be handled diplomatically. Our country is desirable to live and thus we must protect our borders. It is technically our fault for not securing the border after decades of this issue.
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    I believe that this (illegal) Executive Order on Obamas Immigration should be TRUMPED. ASAP
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    You better you you Republicans will be OUT!
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    There is no excuse why Dubya did not do the fence five million wetbacks ago. And no excuse for the lawlessness of the current acquiescence to illegals remaining and living off our charity in sanctuary cities and raising our crime rate and prison population. Assuming they are ever charged with crimes they commit with relative impunity.
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    Republicans have hobbled the president for too long.
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    Impeach Him !
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    We cannot care for our Vets, taking money to give to illegals is wrong. Bring the money home and fix America
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    We should not be providing any benefits to anyone who is here illegally. These people should be deported back to where they came from. And since the Democrats/liberals are so fond of Mexico and it's people, we should adopt Mexico's laws and policies concerning illegals.
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    Should the taxpayers cut the salaries of the Party of No in congress?
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    President over reached on this one. Immigration laws are not broken. We have plenty in place. Enforcement needs to be reinforced! There is a historical reason we have certain immigration laws in place. It used to be about having enough jobs and infrastructure for everyone. What happened??
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    "First, coming here legally has to be easier than coming here illegally" twitter.com/JebBush
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