Let’s Get ’em Back Home: Republicans Pass Supplemental Bill to Alleviate and Halt the Border Crisis

Obama_Health_Care_Speech_to_Joint_Session_of_CongressEditor’s Note: Republicans are taking action to fix the mess at the border. Let’s hope it works!

House Republicans passed a border supplemental bill Friday night.

The 223 – 189 vote came after an initial attempt at a border supplement failed to make it to the floor Thursday due to lack of support. 

Late-night meetings and tweaks to the original bills found members emerging from a Friday morning House GOP conference meeting expressing optimism about the prospects of passing a supplemental border bill to help alleviate the ongoing crisis of unaccompanied minors and family units illegally crossing the southern border.

The GOP victory comes after conservative House members pressed hard for changes tightening up the initial bill that failed to come to the floor Thursday due to lack of support.

According to Fox News’ Chad Pergram, four Republicans voted “no:” (Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY), Stephen Fincher (R-TN), Walter Jones (R-NC) and Paul Broun (R-GA), and one Democrat voted “yes:” Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX). 

A bill targeting President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is now set to be brought to the floor following the border supplement. Many Republicans have pointed to the presidents’ DACA program — which shields certain illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children from deportation — as inciting the flood of illegal immigration.

This article continues at Breitbart.com

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