Looks like Obama can’t always get what he wants.
The House of Representatives voted to overturn President Obama’s executive actions on immigration by a margin of 236-191 on Wednesday.
The vote also overturns a a directive from 2012 that safeguarded immigrants who illegally came to the United States as children.
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) spoke on the House floor in praise of the legislation, which had a surprisingly high level of support from moderate Republicans. Boehner said:
“Let me thank all my colleagues who have worked to put this bill together. Today I rise – and the House rises – to support and defend our Constitution.
We do not take this action lightly, but simply there is no alternative. This is not a dispute between the parties, or even between the branches of our government. This executive overreach is an affront to the rule of law and to the Constitution itself.
I appreciate all the efforts of those working to fix our broken immigration system, especially since I’m one of them. But what we are dealing with is a president who has ignored the people, has ignored the Constitution, and even his own past statements.”
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