House Strips DOJ Funding For Immigration Lawsuits Against States
That’s one way of standing up for states’ rights:
The House voted early Wednesday morning to stop the Obama administration’s lawsuits against state immigration laws.
The amendment, which strips funding so that the Justice Department cannot pursue the lawsuits, passed 238-173. Twelve Democrats voted for it, while six Republicans voted against it.
The amendment specifically applies to laws in Arizona, Oklahoma, Missouri, Utah, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Indiana. The Obama administration and immigrant-rights groups have sued to block laws in each of those states.
As recently as last month, a Rasmussen poll showed a clear majority favoring the rights of states to check immigration status even during traffic stops:
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 59% believe police should automatically check the immigration status of individuals they pull over for a traffic violation. One-in-three (32%) opposes such a rule.
Of course, the Democrat-controlled Senate will never pass this, and if they did, The One would veto it, but it’s a good vehicle for showing just how far out of touch the Democrats are.