April 6, 2015

The lawsuit filed by 26 states against President Obama’s executive amnesty is now working its way through the federal court system. A judge in Texas has already blocked the amnesty’s implementation while he considers the case.

The suit’s success hinges on showing that President Obama lacked the constitutional power to grant his amnesty. The Constitution clearly gives Congress control over immigration policy, and the House of Representatives refused to pass changes to the law the president wanted. However, considering the Congress’s recent funding of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) without any restrictions on money for amnesty, the courts may interpret this as a silent acceptance by Congress of the President’s actions.

To avoid this possibility, Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) has sponsored H. Con. Res. 28. It affirms that Congress did not approve of executive amnesty by funding DHS. The resolution is not binding, but sends a message to the courts that Congress does not accept President Obama’s actions.

Before the resolution can advance, it needs cosponsors to show substantial support within the House. Here is a list of representatives who have already cosponsored H. Con. Res. 28. Please call your representative, and ask him or her to cosponsor today!

Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121

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