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House revives, approves border crisis bill – as Obama vows to ‘act alone’
Fox News ^ | 1 Aug 2014

Posted on 08/01/2014 5:58:02 PM PDT by mandaladon

The House late Friday revived and approved a Republican-authored border crisis bill after GOP leaders hurriedly resolved an internal battle that scuttled the vote a day earlier – but with the Senate on recess and the House soon to follow, there’s little chance of any bill reaching President Obama’s desk until the fall.

The president now is vowing to act unilaterally to address the illegal immigration issue.

The House legislation was approved on a 223-189 vote. The new version of the bill adds additional funding for the National Guard and includes policy changes meant to speed deportations of illegal immigrant children surging across the southern border.

However, a separate Senate bill died on a procedural vote a day earlier, and no more votes in that chamber are scheduled until early September.Even if the Senate were somehow to approve the House bill, Obama vowed Friday he would veto it.

In the absence of any legislation that all sides can agree on, the president threatened to act on his own to address immigration challenges, potentially during the five-week recess.

"I'm going to have to make some tough choices to meet the challenge, with or without Congress," Obama said Friday, speaking to reporters in the White House briefing room.

He later added: "I'm going to have to act alone, because we don't have enough resources."

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; borderbill; illegalsinvasion; obama
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1 posted on 08/01/2014 5:58:03 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon
Sources described the changes as relatively minor -- "adding a few periods," as one lawmaker put it -- but nevertheless changing some minds...............What we don't know is what kind of pressure was put on those who changed their minds
2 posted on 08/01/2014 6:00:04 PM PDT by mandaladon (To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful an)
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To: mandaladon

Build the fence and man it.


3 posted on 08/01/2014 6:00:54 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mandaladon

Dems are squealing like stuck pigs. That alone is worth the vote imo.


4 posted on 08/01/2014 6:07:08 PM PDT by calicard
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To: mandaladon

Let the boy act “unilaterally”. The Kenyan cares more about foreign freeloaders than he does the American people. This is why the Founding Fathers wanted the U.S. President to always be an American. The low information types/”white guilt” liberals really screwed that up.


5 posted on 08/01/2014 6:07:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: mandaladon

Go Ahead ...


6 posted on 08/01/2014 6:07:45 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: mandaladon

Somebody get me clear on this language.

Doesn’t ‘deportation’ refer to a revocation of a residency ‘status’? That is, doesn’t a ‘deportee’ need to have some sort of prior approval to reside in the US, which is then revoked by the deportation procedure?

These people have no rights we need respect (humanitarian, yes, but legal, no). Crickey, I sound like Roger B. Taney).

They are invaders pure and simple. We don’t owe them anything except a C-130 flight back to their country of origin.


7 posted on 08/01/2014 6:09:00 PM PDT by bakeneko
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To: mandaladon

8 posted on 08/01/2014 6:10:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: mandaladon

He should act alone in the sense that he should ...

1. tell Central American Presidents to stop sending these bums over here

2. rescind his previous policies that restrained border agents from doing their jobs and enforcing our borders

3. support state efforts to control our borders ... and

4. resign

Yes - Osama/Obama should act alone.


9 posted on 08/01/2014 6:10:16 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: mandaladon

This is pretty much noise. Any bill passed by the House will sit until the Senate get back from the recess (30 days). And nobama has already said he’ll veto it.


10 posted on 08/01/2014 6:10:40 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: upchuck
Yes, but now the GOP can go home and campaign on being successful in passing a bill.

That's NOT what Obama wanted.

11 posted on 08/01/2014 6:12:41 PM PDT by what's up
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To: bakeneko
We don’t owe them anything except a C-130 flight back to their country of origin.

Sounds excessive to me. How about a one-liter bottle of water and, for directions, a finger pointing South.

12 posted on 08/01/2014 6:13:00 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: mandaladon

Clever. Now the democratically controlled senate is MIA and Obama is stuck. He can go ahead and act unilaterally but is in a box of his own making.


13 posted on 08/01/2014 6:15:53 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Tennessee Nana; sickoflibs; TADSLOS

This will prove to be a good Repub move for one reason.....Boobamba announce he will veto the bill.

Recent polls find voters lean Republican for their strong stance on immigration———FAR ABOVE all other issues.


14 posted on 08/01/2014 6:16:11 PM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: what's up

What they passed actually looks pretty good. Its dead in the water but its something worth rallying around and some democrats are already getting hammered for opposing what’s in it.


15 posted on 08/01/2014 6:16:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: mandaladon

Didnt Boner tell some Chamber of Amnesty group that he’d push something through in August? Well, here it is!!!
RINO’s suck


16 posted on 08/01/2014 6:17:26 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: mandaladon
It is almost as if 0beyMe is begging for impeachment under rule 303.

As much as I want him out of office I hope no one tries to harm him. The Dims would make him into a martyr faster than John Kennedy.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

17 posted on 08/01/2014 6:18:16 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: calicard

I was against this but I read the bill summary and it was wonderful. We have the House taking ACTION. We have the Senate on vacation and the “president” playing golf. We look great. I was wrong.


18 posted on 08/01/2014 6:20:28 PM PDT by rlapuma
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To: mandaladon
WHERE'S THE SENATE?"

Oh that's right, if the Senate was SERIOUS about passing a border bill that fixes Obama's mess, Obama wouldn't have the excuse he needs to PASS AMNESTY ON HIS OWN.

19 posted on 08/01/2014 6:20:28 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Oh yeah. Pass the popcorn.


20 posted on 08/01/2014 6:22:08 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Liz

New national polling I just saw:

70% of all registered voters are against Obama’s Administrative Amnesty plan. And 52% of Black registered voters are against it.

Too bad the RINOs are on Obama’s side.


21 posted on 08/01/2014 6:22:33 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: mandaladon
How can you find out who voted for it? I have written my Republican Congress-critter and told them that if they vote for any immigration/amnesty bill I will do everything in my power to see that they are defeated by their Democrat opponent.
22 posted on 08/01/2014 6:24:23 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: mandaladon

The stupidest president in the history of America walked Boehner and fellow RINOs right into his trap.


23 posted on 08/01/2014 6:25:26 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
This is why the Founding Fathers wanted the U.S. President to always be an American

Good catch. ;-)

24 posted on 08/01/2014 6:28:40 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: rlapuma

We all understand that the bill isn’t going to go anywhere but Conservatives/Republicans put themselves in a good position to capitalize on public opinion. It would have been more impactful if the Senate actually voted it down imo. I blame the RINO leadership for that. We(conservatives)will have to drag them along or cast them overboard in November.


25 posted on 08/01/2014 6:29:04 PM PDT by calicard
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To: mandaladon
How do I know that Obama's tough choices involve subverting the Constitution and permanently damaging the rule of law?
26 posted on 08/01/2014 6:30:12 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: mandaladon

“He later added: “I’m going to have to act alone, because we don’t have enough resources.””

Then why did you arrange for them to come here?


27 posted on 08/01/2014 6:31:23 PM PDT by yorkiemom ( "...if fascism ever comes to America, it will come in the name of liberalism." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: calicard

yes. the main thing is to defeat the liberal wing establishment. We are the establishment now, not Karl rove or a bush or Christie. Hillary is sick and floundering. This is our best chance to get a Ronald Reagan.


28 posted on 08/01/2014 6:31:53 PM PDT by rlapuma
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To: mandaladon

Boener got all but 4 Republican votes (i.e., 98% of them). For that we should give him credit. Most likely, he could have gotten 60% or 70% of the Republican votes, and nearly all of the Democrat votes...and MUCH EASIER.

That would have KILLED THE PARTY...but he held out until virtually every Republican was on board - including dozens of SOLID CONSERVATIVES.

I’m no fan of Boener...but I have trouble expecting more out of any House Speaker.


29 posted on 08/01/2014 6:35:10 PM PDT by BobL
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To: bakeneko

“We don’t owe them anything except a C-130 flight back to their country of origin.”

They walked here, they can walk back.


30 posted on 08/01/2014 6:38:57 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: mandaladon

**The House legislation was approved on a 223-189 vote. The new version of the bill adds additional funding for the National Guard and includes policy changes meant to speed deportations of illegal immigrant children surging across the southern border.**

Would the Senate ever approve this?


31 posted on 08/01/2014 6:39:25 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: rainee
Didnt Boner tell some Chamber of Amnesty group that he’d push something through in August? Well, here it is!!!

I remember.
And they can't understand why I'm so angry?


Now rainee, I'm reading posts from people here that say this is a good bill.
I don't know, but what will it look like by the time harry and friends are done with it?
32 posted on 08/01/2014 6:42:43 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: cripplecreek

Well, I have been busy but its not the usual disaster from Bonehead and McCarthy?


33 posted on 08/01/2014 6:42:46 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: mandaladon

He later added: “I’m going to have to act alone ... and wish myself a happy birthday”


34 posted on 08/01/2014 6:46:07 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: ncalburt
Steve King and Michele Bachmann finalized the language of the bill which sent some white house staffers off the deep end.

(Twitchy) White House flack upset that House Republicans get a say in GOP border bill
35 posted on 08/01/2014 6:46:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: mandaladon

Sounds like good timing to me. Too late for the Senate to grab it and mutilate it and then innocently send it back.

Let Obama try acting alone on this with so much of the country against what he is doing. I think he will regret it.


36 posted on 08/01/2014 6:48:31 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: novemberslady

The senate will never see the bill and Harry Reid says that anything done in the house will be dead in the water.

Legislatively its meaningless, strategically its a good move.


37 posted on 08/01/2014 6:50:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: bakeneko

The word deportation is being used loosely for “get their a33e3 back over the border.”


38 posted on 08/01/2014 6:51:33 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: cripplecreek
The senate will never see the bill

Are you sure about that cripplecreek?
39 posted on 08/01/2014 7:00:12 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: what's up

agree...


40 posted on 08/01/2014 7:03:59 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: firebrand

Nancy Pelosi has already taken to twitter demanding to “Hold them Accountable” and being quickly reminded that they have to wait 5 weeks or until November. LOL


41 posted on 08/01/2014 7:09:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: righttackle44

You did not read the bill.


42 posted on 08/01/2014 7:11:15 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: cripplecreek

She was outsmarted by Boehner and is trying to make believe the Pubbies made a mistake. That’s what they do. They send a completely cuckoo message out there that has no familiarity with reality.


43 posted on 08/01/2014 7:15:41 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: rlapuma

Agreed!


44 posted on 08/01/2014 7:17:35 PM PDT by calicard
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To: cripplecreek

I don't think Boehner would be too happy with that. Didn't he want to give Obama everything he wanted?

45 posted on 08/01/2014 7:22:10 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: mandaladon

Texas, Arizona and New Mexico ought to bring sit against Obama. The do-nothing Supreme Court would have to admit they ‘ve been harmed in this invasion.


46 posted on 08/01/2014 7:31:15 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: rainee

Obviously you didn’t watch the bill being passed tonight. It rescinds Obama’s “Dreamers” executive order after it expires at the end of next year....and there have been 756,000 “Dreamers” who have received their two year work permits courtesy of King Obama. You learn some shocking things when you watch a bill being debated!


47 posted on 08/01/2014 7:42:11 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: mandaladon

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).


48 posted on 08/01/2014 7:44:19 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: no-to-illegals
He later added: "I'm going to have to act alone, because we don't have enough resources."

Exactly. Go for it Bronco. You da man.

49 posted on 08/01/2014 7:54:54 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storarned m chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: mandaladon

The USA is now a tin pot dictatorship run by decree by a a kenyan homosexual muslim dope addict.

The fact that the government and residents are willing to tolerate the situation portends for more threatening, dangerous and violent nationalist socialist tyranny. Stay ready for the meltdown.


50 posted on 08/01/2014 7:56:03 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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