Feb 27 2015

Shelby Opposes DHS Bill that Fails to Address Executive Amnesty

WASHINGTON, DC – Friday, February 27, 2015 – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement following his vote against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill that does not address executive amnesty:

“While I support providing critical funding for agencies that protect our national security, I opposed the DHS appropriations bill because it does not address the President’s unconstitutional executive amnesty.  President Obama has himself admitted 22 times that he does not have the authority to unilaterally grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants currently in our country.  However, Democrats repeatedly blocked the Senate from moving forward on the House-passed DHS bill that would prevent federal funds from being used to implement the President’s unlawful action.  I opposed today’s bill because I do not believe that we should allow this blatant abuse of power to continue.  I remain committed to fighting against executive amnesty.”