Earth to GOP – Congress can DEFUND Obama’s Executive Amnesty!

There are number of Republicans who do not want to fight Obama on what he did regarding immigration even though some estimates put the cost into the trillions with many illegals getting Social Security and Medicare benefits.

There’s even a report that financial incentives are being given to companies to hire illegals.

None of these facts seem to matter to some Republicans. They are looking for any excuse they can find to lie down and have Obama rub their bellies.

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The latest wimpy dog is Rep. Hal Rogers, a Republican from Kentucky. He claimed last week “that Congress could not block funding for Obama’s executive amnesty because the agency that will be printing the work authorization and other documents for illegal aliens—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)—operates primarily on fees it collects rather than from tax revenue collected by the federal government.”

Not so says the Congressional Research Service (CRS):

“In light of Congress’s constitutional power over the purse, the Supreme Court has recognized that ‘Congress may always circumscribe agency discretion to allocate resources by putting restrictions in the operative statutes,’” the CRS, a legislative authority on Capitol Hill, wrote in a report sent to incoming Senate Budget Committee chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). “Where Congress has done so, ‘an agency is not free simply to disregard statutory responsibilities.’ Therefore, if a statute were enacted which prohibited appropriated funds from being used for some specified purposes, then the relevant funds would be unavailable to be obligated or expended for those purposes.”

There you have it. Congress can pull the funding plug and DEFUND if it wants to; but will it?
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