Wednesday morning the House of Representatives voted to pass a Department of Homeland Security funding bill that contains 2 amendments to curtail President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty orders issued in November and in the summer of 2012.
That second amendment, offered by Tennessee congresswoman [mc_name name=’Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B001243′ ] was opposed by 26 RINO Republicans and was nearly defeated. The Blackburn amendment puts an end to President Obama’s Deferred Deportation(DACA) program for illegal immigrants who were brought to the country as children.
One of the 26 Republicans to vote against the Blackburn DACA amendment was Illinois congressman Adam Kinzinger who told Talking Point Memo that the move to end DACA was , “the wrong message to send for our party.”
This was the second time in a matter of months that Kinzinger has voted to allow the DACA program to continue, which is allowing nearly one million illegal immigrants to avoid deportations, and was used by President Obama as the basis for his expansion of it to cover some 4-5 million more illegal immigrants.
In August Kinzinger was one of 11 Republicans to vote against another measure authored by [mc_name name=’Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B001243′ ] that was aimed as a preemptive move to stop President Obama from issuing additional amnesty for more illegal immigrants via executive order. At that time Kinzinger’s spokeman said he voted no because it, “would have made our already broken immigration system more confusing and inefficient.”
Kinzinger has been a longtime supporter of establishment Republican efforts to get a comprehensive immigration reform bill done in the Congress and has obviously been very comfortable with President Obama exceeded the authority of his office and encroaching on the constitutional powers vested only in Congress.