During Friday nights round of voting to keep 30,000 non-essential Department of Homeland Security employees from being sent home(with back pay) Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger continued to display his support for President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty, which is at the heart of the DHS funding fight.
After a vote to keep DHS funded for a 3 week time frame while the House and Senate hammer out a final funding bill that would, hopefully, keep the Department from implementing President Obama’s executive amnesty program that would allow 5 million illegal immigrants to avoid deportation, and gain access to tax refunds, Social Security, and work permits, failed the House then took up a Conference proposal put forward by the Democrats in the House.
The House Dem’s Conference plan called for funding the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends in September, and stripping out the language keeping the Department from going forward with executive amnesty, the so-called “clean” funding option.
Two Illinois Republicans joined with the Democrats in support of that vote. Bob Dold of the North Suburban 10th district and Adam Kinzinger of the 16th.
Last month when the DHS funding battle started in the House, Kinzinger was one of 26 moderate establishment Republicans to vote against an amendment authored by Tennessee congresswoman [mc_name name=’Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B001243′ ] that would put an end to President Obama’s 2012 Deferred Deportation(DACA) program as well as his November 2014 expansion of it.
In August, before President Obama announced his latest round of executive amnesty, Kinzinger again voted against a measure that would have kept Obama from using DACA as a basis for which to grant new amnesty to more illegal immigrants.
In the past Kinzinger has said stopping DACA would “send the wrong message” and that undoing executive amnesty would make our immigration system “more confusing and inefficient”.
And all of that was before he endorsed Jeb Bush for President two weeks ago.
Kinzinger has said President Obama doesn’t have the legal or constitutional authority to grant amnesty on a mass scale and yet he continually votes to allow Obama’s lawless actions to go on unimpeded.
Our immigration system is never going to get the enforcement and border security overhaul it needs so long as amnesty supporters like Adam Kinzinger continue to stab our own guys in the back on this issue.