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Brooks Says Congress Should Block Executive Amnesty Funds

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

BIRMINGHAM—Despite suffering crushing electoral losses in the midterm elections, President Barack H Obama has vowed to give millions of illegal aliens legal status in this country and open up our immigration laws by executive fiat, unless the U.S. House of Representatives pass the unpopular Senate immigration bill during the lame duck Congressional session. Congressman Mo Brooks (R from Huntsville) announced on Friday that he signed a letter to the House Appropriations Committee urging that they block funding for such a program.

Representative Brooks wrote on Facebook, “President Obama says that he intends to illegally grant amnesty and work permits to illegal aliens via executive orders. This week I joined more than 60 House Republicans in sending a letter to the House Appropriations Committee, requesting they block funds from being used to implement an executive amnesty program.”

Rep. Brooks continued, “The president does not have the lawful authority to disregard federal law and unilaterally declare that illegal aliens are lawfully in the United States. I will continue to stand with leaders such as Senator Jeff Sessions and do everything in my power to protect lawful, American workers.”

U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions recently told Fox News’s Megyn Kelly, “Everyone one of these individuals are going to be given a photo ID, a social security number, and the right to take a job in America—when too few jobs exist and too many Americans are looking for them… Congress has opposed it, the American people have opposed it, and the President persists unilaterally… It’s a threat to the Constitutional order.”

Sen. Sessions told Miss Kelly, “Fundamentally the President has no authority to do this. It is against the law.”

Sessions said that 80 percent of the people voting in this last election told exit pollsters that they opposed amnesty for illegal aliens. Sessions warned that the draft of the plan obtained by Fox News would allow up to five million older parents of illegal aliens to remain in this country legally. As these people age and become ill, the government won’t turn them away so the taxpayers will end up paying for their healthcare.

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Setting the rules for naturalization is a power that is expressly reserved for the U.S. Congress…..not the President in the U.S. Constitution; but if President Obama defies the Congress there is little that the incoming Republican majority can do without the necessary numbers to convict the President and many political strategists warn that any impeachment crisis would only make President Obama appear stronger and would likely draw sympathy from his supporters, many of whom abandoned him and the Democratic Party in the recent midterm elections.

Congressman Mo Brooks represents Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District.

Representative Brooks was recently reelected to his third term in the United States Congress. Prior to his service in the U.S. House of Representatives Brooks was a Madison County Commissioner. Brooks unseated Congressman Parker Griffith (D) in the 2010 Republican Primary.

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Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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