Sam Johnson Votes to Stop Obama’s Executive Amnesty

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Washington, December 4, 2014 | comments

Washington, D.C.  – As part of his ongoing commitment to stand with his constituents in opposing President Obama’s executive amnesty, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) today voted in support of H.R. 5759, the Executive Amnesty Prevention Act of 2014.

Following the bill’s passage, Congressman Johnson released the following statement:


“The President’s executive action is illegal and unfair to those who have played by the rules to legally call America home.  It’s no wonder that a majority oppose the President’s action. 


“By unilaterally granting amnesty – against the Will of the People – President Obama is not only ignoring the majority of those who elected him, but he’s ignoring our Constitution and the rule of law.

“I refuse to sit on my hands and let the President continue his lawless ways, and I will continue to fight to hold this President accountable to the American people.


“The Senate needs to follow suit and pass this bill.  In fact, there are six Democratic Senators on record who have said they oppose the President’s action.”

The Executive Amnesty Prevention Act of 2014 would make clear that the President does not have the authority to defer deportation of illegal immigrants.  The House passed H.R. 5759 by a vote of 219-197.





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