McConnell Demands Vote On House GOP Bill To End Deportation Relief

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky.,smiles on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 3, 2014, following his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "examining a constitutional amendmen... Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky.,smiles on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 3, 2014, following his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "examining a constitutional amendment to restore democracy to the American people". (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) MORE LESS
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is calling for a Senate vote on House-passed GOP legislation to end deportation relief for young undocumented immigrants and strip the president’s authority to grant it to anyone else.

“The President seems to have forgotten that he does not possess the authority to re-write our immigration laws and that, on the contrary, the Constitution requires that he take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” the Kentucky Republican said in a statement first reported by the conservative website Breitbart.com and provided to TPM. “The House has passed two bills to address the humanitarian crisis on our southern border, and the Senate should vote on them. That’s why I began the process of putting them on the Senate’s legislative calendar shortly before the current recess, and I urge Majority Leader [Harry] Reid to schedule a vote on these bills as soon as the Senate returns.”

Reid can permit or block a vote at his discretion.

Democrats fiercely oppose the bills. One of them provides emergency funds to address the influx of unaccompanied minors and changes a 2008 law in order to send them home quickly; the other reverses the president’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and precludes any future deferred action for people in the U.S. illegally.

McConnell’s statement comes ahead of a planned executive action by President Barack Obama to expand his deportation relief program to other low-priority migrants.

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  1. McConnell seems to have forgotten that the executive branch has the authority to issue executive actions and direct enforcement and implementation of laws, like his God-King Reagon the Magnificent, who granted amnesty to many, many immigrants. Stay in your lane, sad little man.

  2. I demand you stop blocking a host of bills Mr. McConnell, and that you get back to work instead of posturing like a desperate drama queen you chinless moocher.

  3. Interesting that he is demanding the Senate vote on an immigration bill passed by the House, but he is not demanding that the House vote on the immigration bill passed by the Senate. I guess this particular senator does not care if bills passed by the legislative body in which he is a member ever actually get voted on by the House, or could it be that he is just full of shit.

  4. Locked in a tight election race in Kentucky, McConnell demands vote on mean-spirited angry hateful bill that stimulates amygdalae of racists on multiple levels at exact time they are already in a near orgasmic hate frenzy as the result of the footage of cops finally getting tough with “thugs” in streets of Ferguson.

    Yeah, that’s pure Mitch, alright.

  5. Avatar for ABDUR ABDUR says:

    Equally we, the people, demand that the Senate passed bill on immigration be put to floor calender for up and down vote. Do you agree Mitch?"

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