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coming across, we have drugs coming across the southern border and my colleagues on the other side don't want to do anything about it. you know something that i find quite interesting about the other side, under the leadership of the former speaker, and under the leadership of their former leader, when in 2009 and 2010, they had the house, the senate, and the white house, and they knew this problem existed, they didn't have the strength to go after it back then, but now they're trying to make a political issue out of it now. what we need to do is pass this legislation, make sure these children get back to their families, and we need the line -- we need to line up and protect this boarder from people coming across. i did the research. you might want to try it, madam leader. do the research on it. do the research, i did it. that's one thing you don't do
the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will address his comments to the speaker. the gentleman is recognized. mr. marino: i urge my colleagues to vote for this legislation because apparently i hit the right nerve. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania yields back. the gentleman from kentucky reserves. the gentlewoman from new york is recognized. the gentlewoman from new york is recognized. mrs. lowey: i yield one minute to the gentleman from washington, adam smith. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from -- the gentleman from washington is recognized for one minute. the gentleman from washington the gentleman is correct. the house will be in order. the gentleman from washington will be recognized.
recognized for one minute. mr. smith: i rise in opposition to thillbnd also the bill that will follow. we have a humanitarian crisis -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is correct. the gentleman will suspend. the house is not in order. the house will be in order. members will take their seats. remove their conversations from the house floor. the gentleman is recognized. mr. smith: we have a humanitarian crisis on the border in our country. not this bill nor the next bill on daca does anything to address it. these children are fleeing unimaginable violence, fleing a life they can no longer bear. it's not a problem of border security. these children are turning themselves in. they are simply fleeing the violence in their home
countries. and they're not just coming to the united states. belize and coast -- and costa rica and other countries have seen an uptick from guatemala, el sal vacor and honduras because of violence there. instead of dealing with this, we have a bill that's hopelessly inadequate in terms of fund, we will not provide enough judges and enough funding to give these children the due process they deserve. worse than that, we're stripping them of any rights and any protections by sending them back as wick i -- as quickly as possible without the due process this house voted for in 2008, signed by president bush that gave these children the due process they deserve, and then we're going one step further, to undermine the ability to have children who were brought into this country, through no fault of their own, the dreamers that we have long supported, and we are tell toing them that now they won't be allowed to stay in this country. this is a humanitarian crisis, not a border security issue. i urge us to vote down both of these piece of legislation.
the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from new york reserves. the gentleman from kentucky is recognized. mr. rogers: i yield two minutes to the chairman of the agriculture subcommittee on appropriations. the speaker pro tempore: the -- mr. rogers: the gentleman from alabama, mr. aderholt. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. aderholt: thank you, mr. chairman, mr. speaker. it's been discussed throughout the debate this afternoon and this theavepk we do face an unprecedented humanitarian emergency with literally thousands of unaccompanied alien children crossing our southwest border monthly. a number that has more than doubled since the last year. it's been said by some that it's due to president obama's mixed messages and administration's unwillingness to enforce the law, but regardless of what the reason is, we have a crisis that is growing. the bill that's before us this evening represents a simple, measured approach to the crisis at the border. it is not comprehensive
immigration reform. rather it focuses on fixing the issues within the context of the law. issues that have fueled the influx of these children. it also streamlines the process to ensure that those who are not eligible for asylum are quickly and safely repatriated to their families. while at the same time, it adds protection to make sure that children who have been trafficked are generally in need of asylum, get that protection they need. like many of my colleagues, i appreciate the leadership's willingness to listen and address these matters in this bill before us, and i think we've all come together and done a great job to craft this legislation. i believe this now provides the necessary and appropriate language needed to move forward and address the crisis we are seeing. i urge my colleagues to join me in supporting this legislation and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alabama yields back. the gentleman from kentucky reserves. the jerusalem from new york is
recognized. -- the gentlewoman from new ork is recognized. mrs. lowey: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky is recognized. mr. rogers: i yield one minute to the gentleman from iowa, mr. king. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. king: i want to first thank all the people who work sod hard to put this language together. it makes me feel good to see the team that's done system of but i think there's a misunderstanding as to what happened with how we got to this o.t.m. language, wilber forest language that's current law -- wilber force language that's current law -- wilberforce language that's curn law that we're seeking to change. there was a law in 2007 called wilberforce. it had two provisions. one is if you violated federal law you were exempt from the provisions that would have been beneficial to an unaccompanied child and the other was if you were a threat to national
security. those provisions were taken out, a new bill introdunesd december 9, 2008. the next day was the last day of the session. we all put up our last votes, we left the capitol and headed for the airport, there was a unanimous consent request that was called -- they tchailed bill up, asked unanimous consent to discharge it from committee, called the bill up, passed it voice here on the house, sent it over to the senate where they took the lateral, they passed it by voice to the president of the united states. no republican voted for this bill. this is a bill that is the foundational excuse for the president and this is what we're trying to fix here tonight and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from iowa yields back. the gentleman from kentucky reserves. the gentlewoman from new york is recognized. mrs. lowey: mr. speaker, as we close this debate, i'd like to address my remarks to our distinguished chairman with whom i have worked for quite a
while and just once again i would like to say, this bill deserves a no vote and i look forward to working with you in a bipartisan way to pass a real , comprehensive immigration reform bill and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from new york yields back. the gentleman from kentucky is recognized. mr. rogers: mr. speaker, this is a fair bill. it solves a crisis on our border. it does so in a financially safe way, responsible way. it strengthens the border. it humanely treats those who are in our custody now. and arranges for them to be humanely returned to their home families, where the presidents of the three countries told us, we want these children back. nd so this bill will do that.
the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. goodlatte: i yield myself such time as i may consume. h.r. 5272 prohibits federal funding or resources from being used to adjude case any application for the president's deferred action for child -- to adjudicate any application for the president's deferred action this ild, or daca program bill differs from the bill the house was set to consider yesterday in that it prohibits funds from being used for adjudication. the prior version of this bill was a simple prohibition on the president's actions. according to u.s. citizenship and immigration services director leon rod refwezz, the
president's deferred action -- rodriguez, the president's deferred action for childhood arrivals program has already allowed over 714,000 unlawful immigrants who claim to have arrived as minors to remain in the united states and seek employment. daca is a major -- is a major reason for the unprecedented influx of my no, sir and family units along our southern border this deferred action program was announced by the president and the secretary of the department of homeland security n june 15, 2012. it is a jew surpation of the plennary authority -- it is a usurpation of the plenary authority that is confered on the legislative branch and the president knows this. in march of 2011, he stated, with respect to the notion that i can just suspend deportations through executive order, that's just not the case. because there are laws on the
books that congress has passed. the executive branch's job is to enforce and implement those laws. there are enough laws on the books by congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply, through executive order, ignore these congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role is president. the president implemented the daca program and today it stands as a beacon for any unlawful immigrant to cross into the united states illegally because word has gotten out because they have been given permission to stay. i have heard it from immigrants when i visited the rio grande valley earlier this month. let's be clear, the president's policies abandonning immigration
enforcement continue to encouragement unlawful parents to smuggle their children into the united states. these policies and promises put money directly into the pockets of human smuggling and drug cartels and put children at risk. and they undermine the constitutional principles that congress creates the laws and the president is bound to enforce them. it sends the vitally important message that minors tempted to come here will no longer be rewarded by a president who uses his pen and cell phone to legislate. they will have no opportunity to receive daca benefits. thank the gentlewoman from tennessee, ms. blackburn and i reserve.
the speaker pro tempore: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. mr. conyers: i yield myself two minutes. 72, ongly oppose h.r. 25 this is one of the most mean-spirited and anti-immigrant pieces of legislation i have seen in all of my years in the congress. . now, the main reason is of course it would unfairly harm current and future dream-act kids. the majority have been clear about their intent with this bill. no dreamers. this legislation is designed to prevent young people who have lived here most of their lives and are members of our communities from benefiting from deferred action. it would foreclose the
administration from focusing on resources from identifying and removing criminals and gang members from our communities and even worse the legislation would mean that the hundreds of thousands of young people who already benefited from deferred action who are contributing to our economy, participating in an conomies and obtaining education could be deported in less than two years and the united states catholic conference of bishops and the american civil liberties union have already registered their strong opposition to the bill. i'm confident there are many more who would oppose this legislation because it seeks to roll back protections supported
by civil rights' organizations, religious organizations, colleges, labor unions and national education and national organizations. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from virginia. mr. goodlatte: i would yield to the the gentleman from texas and i yield to the gentleman from texas. mr. gohmert: thank you very much, mr. chairman. there is a section in the bill that we passed that the attorney general who is currently under contempt of congress will appoint the 40 new immigration judges established in the bill, a number of us have a problem with that and i know that concerns you. i believe you have agreed to work on a solution going forward
and attempt to craft a solution that would be acceptable? mr. goodlatte: that is correct. and i will work with the chairman to remedy that problem. mr. gohmert: thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from michigan. mr. conyers: i'm now pleased to the gentleman from it mr. - jam from illinois, guteier ezz for two minutes. mr. gutierrez: how did we get here. republicans are taking away the
dack after program and in november of 2012, the republicans were sureshot with asian vote ears. i was working with same johnson nd representative carter and i worked with my mike coffman and in my own state of illinois. but now steve king, michele bachmann and senator cruise are writing a script. it demonize children. in january, you were saying all of the dreamers should get green quards and citizenship. now late on a friday night you are going after the dreamers who ave known any country but this
one. they sign up with the department of homeland security. and pass f.b.i. checks so they can get right with the law. and now republicans are saying they should go back in the shadows back to the life of fear where opportunities are few and futures are uncertain. and the winner was president obama and the dreamers and the american people. you want to take that away. thank gdness the senate is gone and this will never become law. is there no one in your conference who can stand up and talk sensibly and deport the dreamers who live in our neighborhoods across neighborhood. you are frozen in the fear of your own voters and the colleagues. onlt cowards and only those who
are a shamed of themselves do it in the night of a friday. you are not strong enough to stand up and craft solutions to american problems. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. > and here is the problem. let's summit up. mr. conyers: i give the gentleman 30 seconds. the end the : in republican position can be summed up as deport them all. and deport them all. most of you the approach of deport them all is nonsense and you know it is suicide as a political strategy you but you continue to say deport them all. shame on those who will not stand up for those on the
children of the border and the children who live to us. say no to this bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia. >> this bill does not deport anyone, this bill is a program that violates the united states constitution. so now, mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the gentleman from kentucky, mr. barrr. mr. barrow: thank you for your excellent work on this important legislation. the u.s. house of representatives has passed with my support a strong border bill and i rise in support of this second reform bill that would if enacted would address the humanitarian and national security crisis that has developed along the southern border of the united states. this crisis that will result in
90,000 unacopped children entering the united states illegally representing a 1,381% increase since 2009 was entirely caused by the administration's failure to secure the border. and the program which invited illegal e in immigration. the action is a serious and bold response to president obama's failure to secure the border and ensure that the laws are executed. but there is a second and important reason besides a policy reason why every member of this house should support this legislation and illegal th vin ti indicate the separation of powers. there was a supreme court case in 19 the 3 that dealt with the
issue. d in that case mbingts the constitution outlines to change the law, how legislation is enacted in accordance with constitutional command. and there was an procedure for enacting legislation. and unilateral memoranda from the white house is not the way to change the law. if you are interested in vindicating the separation of powers. if you believe the way to change the law, even if you believe the way of deferred action, the way we do that is through constitutional procedure. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. . mr. barrow: if the gentleman would like to yield. . there is not just a policy issue
at stake, the constitution is at stake and i appreciate the house leadership for heeding the call that i and many of my calls made to stay in session before the start of the august work period. i urge president obama to do his job. stop scoring political points. listen to the american people, pass this bill and join the house in solving this important problem. thank you very much. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan. mr. conyers: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from virginia. mr. goodlatte: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: who seeks team time? mr. conyers: how much time remains? the speaker pro tempore: the ntleman from mash has 25 1/2
minutes and the gentleman from virginia has 22 1/2 minutes remaining. who claims time? the gentleman from virginia. mr. goodlatte: it's my pleasure to recognize the majority whip of the united states congress, thebrand new majority whip, gentleman from louisiana, mr. scalise,. mr. scalise: i thank my friend for bringing this floor for mrs. act. burns' some wub to try to make this a partisan issue, the united states supreme court has issued 9-0 rulings that president obama has overreached his executive authority. that's not a 5-4 decision.
ruth ginsberg has recognized that he has overreached and why is this daca ruling so dangerous? this has been the magnet that led to the flood, this crisis at the border is responsible to the daca ruling. we have got to stop having this has f message go out and led to and can be responsible for the human traffic ink that is going on. there are devastating things that are going on. we have to stop this overreach. mr. conyers: i yield to the distinguished member of the judiciary committee, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized.
ms. jackson lee: i list earlier today all of the relief in the appropriation bill given to xans down at the border 400, 500, and $90 million. let me tell you there are people in texas ready to serve the unaccompanied children. there are people in texas who recognize we are the good samaritan. don't label us with wanting $594 million. and don't label us with standing against the daca children, the dreamers, who have come to this country and been here for five years. these children ran into the arms of the border patrol. there is no criminal or legal crisis at the border. but the daca bill that is here on the floor of the house is a disgrace to the words of the "star spangled banner." we are the home of the free and the brave. we are free enough to be able to welcome those in need. this body knows that daca has
nothing to do with the unaccompanied children. and it is a disgrace -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. ms. jackson lee: the hardworking students like the one -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. ms. jackson lee: he was undermined with a disgraceful bill. disgraceful bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is outed -- out of order. ms. jackson lee: i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is no longer recognized. time has expired of the the gentleman from virginia. mr. goodlatte: at this time i'm pleased to recognize the gentleman from iowa, mr. king, for three minutes, a member of the judiciary committee. the speaker pro tempore: the entleman will suspend. the gentleman from iowa is recognized for three minutes. mr. king: thank you, mr.
speaker. mr. speaker, i appreciate the gentleman from virginia, chairman goodlatte, for yielding. there are a lot of people in this congress that i appreciate a great deal tonight. but i listened to the anger and the fury over on the other side and i have never seen the sergeant at arms had to clear the floor like we have seen here tonight. i'm wondering what is this about? take us back to the state of the union address when i watched the president of the united states here on -- here from the rostrum speak and he said, essentially, the summary of what he has delivered to america a number of times, congress, i'm going to you what to do. if you don't do it i'm either going to use my cell phone or ink pen and i'll do it. here it goes again, mr. speaker. 8 our founding fathers set up this balance in the constitution between the three branches of government. articles 1, 2, and 3. the legislative, executive, and judicial branch of government. and they drew as fine lines as
they could between the three. but they always knew there would be a gray area. they anticipated that each branch of government would jealousy protect the constitutional authority that's vested within it in the constitution, the supreme law of the land. when the president said i'm going it usurp your legislative authority. i' going to take article 1, and legislative state if you don't do what i tell you. what happened? the people applauding now applauded then. they said, mr. president, take the power to send the constitution, take it from me. take article 1, too. take your pen, cell phone, you run this country as if you were a king rather than only the president of the united states. mr. speaker, that's what this debate is about here. this is about the daca language that the president has introduced two plus years ago. i said then when we had hill hearings before the judiciary committee and janet napolitano, said we'll take you to court on this. this will be litigated. it will be litigated because the president does not have
legislative authority. he's only the president of the united states. if the president wants to somehow grant amnesty to one person, he has the prosecutorial discretion to do that. they argued in the memos and the daca memos, seven times in the morton memos on an individual basis only, individual basis only. prosecutorial discretion on an individual basis only. and they put in there seven times because they knew they were wrong, they knew it was going to be late gated. you don't do 700,000 people on an individual basis only. you don't suspend the law. the president wants the law changed. come to congress, ask us. when you take an oath to uphold the constitution, you better believe that it means what it says. and why would you just throw your authority over the side and say, mr. president, take this from us? that's not what you pledged to your constituents. that's not the oath that you take. so this is what -- what this says is the daca language says
this, mr. president, stop violating the constitution from this point forward. as the chairman said, it does not deport anybody. it just restores -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired -- the gentleman's time has expired. mr. goodlatte: mr. speaker, i yield the gentleman an additional 30 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for an additional 30 seconds. mr. king: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman from virginia. this just restores the constitutional authority of the united states congress and it says, president obama, don't continue to violate this constitution. president obama, when you waive your ink pen at us a week and a half ago and said you're going to legalize five to six million people. it's unconstitutional. he knows t he's many times given the lecture he knows t he gave his word and he needs to keep it. we want to remind him it won't go cheap if you try this, mr. president. i urge the adoption of this bill and i yield back the alance of my time.
the speaker pro tempore: members of the house are reminded to direct their comments to the chair. the gentleman from michigan. mr. conyers: mr. speaker, i'm pleased to yield mr. hinojosa of texas one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. mr. hinojosa: -- mr. conyers: two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. hinojosa: thank you, congressman conyers. mr. speaker, as chairman of the congressional hispanic caucus, i rise today to strongly oppose h.r. 5272. an extreme and highly partisan bill that would prevent the continuation our expansion of president obama's deferred action for childhood arrivals known as daca. simply put, this misguided bill limits president obama's prosecutorial discretion and seeks to dismantle the daca program. i am very concerned that the majority has brought this anti-hispanic amended bill to the floor in order to prevent
president obama from building upon the successes of the daca program and to appease the most extreme wing of the republican conference. the underlying bill punishes hardworking dreamers and immigrants who are eager to contribute to america east prosperity -- america's prosperity and waited long enough for comprehensive immigration reform. since its inception in 2012, the daca program has protected dreamers who meet certain requirements from deportation, allowing hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants who are brought to the united states as children to remain and work in the united states. in my view, closing the door on undocumented youth is un-american. we in the congress of the united states have a moral responsibility to protect the welfare and rights of vulnerable children and youth, including children and youth who are undocumented or fleeing from the violence and despair in their countries of origin.
i close by urging my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to vote in strong opposition to h.r. 5272, extreme and highly partisan legislation that does nothing to fix our nation's broken immigration system. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia. mr. goodlatte: at this time, i'm pleased to yield three minutes to the gentleman from idaho, mr. labrador, a member of the judiciary committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from idaho is recognized for three minutes. mr. labrador: mr. speaker, as i sit here and i listen to the other side talk about this issue, i wonder if they even understand what is happening at the border. in 2011 there were only 6,500 children coming to the border. in 2012 the president acted through daca, and we started seeing an increase of these
children coming to the border. today in 2014 we will have 90,000 children rushing to the border. and next year it is estimated that we will have 142,000 children coming to the border. most two months ago it a 15-year-old boy from guatemala was found lying in brush, dead from the heat. many of these children that are coming to the border don't make it across the river. there are reports of discoveries of small lifeless bodies washed up along the river banks. many of these children are abused. they are victimized and they are raped. we must understand that the president is responsible because of his failure to fully
comply with the law. we have heard a lot from the other side that the president acted because we did not act. well, that is not true. the reality is that the president and his party had majorities in both houses of congress for two years, and you failed to act. so don't point your finger at us. in november of 2012, in november of 2012 we passed in this house a stem jobs act which was the beginning of a step by step approach to actually deal with the immigration process. and what did you do? you didn't vote for it and the senate refused to take it up. in september of 2011, we passed here in the house the fairness for high-skilled immigrants act. and the senate again refused to act, which would have been the
beginning of a step by step approach for us to deal with the immigration process. you have refused to do small things -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. the gentleman is reminded to direct his comments to the chair. mr. labrador: thank you, mr. speaker. stop the hypocrisy. if you truly care about these kids, stop encouraging them to come to the united states illegally. they are crossing the border, most of them are being harmed. many of them are being abused. and a few of them are dying. it is time for us to stop this nonsense and to have the president of the united states actually follow the law and work with the congress so we can actually do immigration eform. the speaker pro tempore: the
gentleman from michigan. mr. conyers: mr. speaker, i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan reserves his time. the gentleman from virginia. mr. goodlatte: mr. speaker, at this time it's my pleasure to yield one minute to the gentlewoman from minnesota, mrs. bachmann. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from minnesota is recognized for one minute. mitts backman: thank you -- mrs. bachmann: thank you, mr. speaker. i also thank mrs. blackburn who is responsible for this bill this evening and i wholeheartedly support, and this is why. last weekend i think the nation was stunned when our president said that he would unilaterally use his power, raw power, to effectively grant amnesty to five million to six million foreign nationals here in the united states illegally. he said that he would do that with his power. and what happened this week is that this body came together and we decided to answer the president's unconstitutional call. so this bill effectively, this
daca bill, we'll put forward the strongest possible legislative response that this body could put forward. we say in this bill that the president has no power, no authority administratively to grant permits which would effectively grant amnesty to five million to six million foreign nationals illegally in the united states. in other words, mr. speaker, we will put a handcuff on one of the president's hands. -- we need to have mr. goodlatte: i yield an additional minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for an additional one minute. mrs. bachmann: now in the united states senate, the majority leader harry reid left town. he's left town. not only did he fail to complete an immigration bill, but he knows full well that president obama may illegally grant amnesty to five million to six million foreign nationals illegally in the united states. without doing anything.
what harry reid has the opportunity to do is come back and join us. we'll be here any time, any day, anywhere, any how. we'll join him here in august, september, whenever. he needs to put the other hang cuff on this lawless president's hands. so that we can strain this president from granting amnesty. that's what the american people want us to do. we do that tonight with this bill. we invite harry reid to bring the senate back and put the handcuff on the president's other hand so we can have sovereignty again on our southern border. and i yield back to the gentleman from virginia. the speaker pro tempore: the chair wishes to remind members to refrain from engaging in personalities toward the president. he gentleman from the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan controls the time. mr. conyers: i yield to the gentleman. mr. cicilline: is it not a fact we are here because the
republicans oppose this legislation in the senate and not sufficient votes to move the bill, and that's why we are here. the speaker pro tempore: the ntleman has not stated a parliamentary inquiry. mr. conyers: i reserve. mr. goodlatte: it's my pleasure to yield to the gentleman from texas, mr. poe. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. poe: i'm one of those who come from the state of texas and like many in this house, i have been down in the texas-mexico border. you have to be there to know what's going on. i went up and down the river with law enforcement officers from the state of texas and we see the people on the mexican side and the mexican government is complicit waiting for us to pass and they start coming
across. and the other side talks about it being one group of people, children. that's not true. because the people that are being apprehended are not just children, a lot of them are teenagers, a lot of them are older. there were 144 nations that came across the border this year, represented. this week before i got there, ukranians. hree why is everybody coming to america through south texas? because they believe where they start out, whether kids in honduras, or terrorists, ukranians or someone else, they believe this president, this administration says, you get to america, we are going to let you stay. we have all kinds of different
kinds of legal reasons, but the bottom line is you will stay in america and america will stay in america. and the reason they believe that is because the rule of law is not being enforced. third-world countries protect their borders better. and who is benefiting? not the kids. many of them are dying and getting hurt. it's not america. who is benefiting? it's the drug cartels, criminal gangs, ms-13 gangs. they are making money off the rule of law. the gentleman is recognized is. mr. poe: the rule of law is not recognized and that's all we are asking,. people all over the world who want to come to america, let
them know there is a right way to come. and the wrong way is -- they shouldn't believe that you get here, you are going to stay here because the administration is not going to enforce the law. that's why we have the chaos and the 50,000 to 60,000 people crossing in texas. all we are trying to do is get law.to enforce the rule of let's treat them all the same way. and that's why i support the legislation. the rule of law is going to be enforced. i yield to the chairman. mr. goodlatte: i make the added point and i yield to the gentleman. i yield the gentleman an additional 30 seconds.
the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. goodlatte glat 50,000 naccompanied minors, all categories are up, children are up most, but all categories are up and 85% are not unaccompanied minors. the gentleman makes a point about the crisis. the president caused it and the president should act now and america is not open to people who violate our laws. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan. ms. jackson lee: parliamentary inquiry as to the bill that is on the floor is not the bill dealing with daca for five years, graduated from high school going to college and working and actuality, is not dealing with the unaccompanied
children, but is it not true this that this bill will not be passed in the senate and we are passing a bill that has no future? the speaker pro tempore: the entlelady has not stated a parliamentary inquiry. mr. conyers: we are ready to close on this side. mr. goodlatte: i only have one speaker remaining. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from. -- michigan. mr. conyers: i recognize gentlelady california to close e remainder of our time, representative lofgren. ms. lofgren: some members have asked whether this bill terminates deferred action for dreamers with daca, this
question was put to chairman goodlatte today at the rules ki nd he answered that the text speaks for itself. he is right. 527, on page 1, the text terminates daca by prohibiting dreamers. it also prevents future deferred action which we continue to deport the parents of the dreamers and parents of u.s. children sending those children into foster care or prevent dreamers who have not yet filed for deferred action. so bavelly, this bill will have the effect of removing daca from the dreamers and making them
deportable. the role that daca has had and i would like to ask unanimous consent, mr. speaker, to put into the record a report from the cato institute, titled, daca did not cause the surge in unaccompanied children." you can see ith is impossible that daca has been the cause of these children coming from the the war-torn countries as report reports. now we know that this bill would alimb limb nature daca and the bill also returns to our bitter two-year fight about re-authorization against the women against violence act. it took three years to re-authorize at the beginning of this congress and when we did
it, we did it over the strong opposition. today's bill undermines the baveng of basic premise, that victims should be empowered to lead their abusers and denying and ility of abusers self-pronings for a visa to work for the months to take. this one change will prevent their ss spouses for abusers. we have heard a lot of discussion about the law. but i think it's important to recall that the ability to make prosecutorial decisions is well-grounded in the law. in fact in 1999, i recall the letter sent by then chairman
henry hyde signed by congress to the clinton administration. and the supreme court comm in the arizona case recognized the broad authority of the administration to make decisions about whom to prosecute. the arizona case reafffirmed the legality. so all this discussion to the contrary is nothing more than legal nonsense. and ports the dreamers reinvigorates the republican war on women and back to their abusers. this is bad policy. it's an outrageous bill. it's being done in the worst possible process. and i wish so much that the
republicans had reached out, taken the offer of our leaders to sit down and work together and come up with a solution that really works for our country instead of deporting the dreamers that are are the hope and inspiration of our nation and with that, i yield back. the gentlelady yields back. the gentleman from virginia. mr. goodlatte: daca is more than just more of mr.al discretion, it creates benefits that are not created under the law. it is my pleasure to yield to the the gentlewoman from tennessee, mrs. blackburn for five minutes. mrs. blackburn: i thank you, mr. chairman. and i rise in support of my amendment to prevent the
expansion of the deferred action for childhood aprifles program that was indeed ununlawfully put in place on august 15, 2012. what this amendment does is to return us to the original language of h.r. 5160. plus it strengthens that original language by looking beyond july 30 and what it will do is to tie the president's hands as to future executive actions that he might ack to expand amnesty. it would freeze daca. now i want to read the bill because it's not a lengthy bill and beginning on-line one, section one, restrictions on employment authorization for aliens not in lawful states. no agency or instrument atlanta of the federal government may
use federal funding or resources after july 30, 2014, one, to consider or adjudicate any denied application of any alien requesting consideration as authorized by the executive memo dated june 15, 2012 and effective on august 15, 2012 or by my member rund umh or policy. and number two, to newly authorized deferred action for any class of aliens not lawfully present in the united states. and number three to authorize any alien to work in the u.s. if such alien was not lawfully admitted into thes with the i will gracious and nationality is not act, u.s.c. 1101,
in lawful status on the date. that is it. that is what is in this piece of legislation. what it does, in effect, is to give central american children a false hope. it says they are going to be able to obtain amnesty as those have done before in this program. and the reason we are so concerned about this and the reason my colleagues have come and talked about their concern, what is happening is you have the fraskers, you have the ky oath yose who are preying on these innocent people and they believe if these children can ake it here, they will get help. certainly we care about these families. we know this these countries
want to get their children back and reunite them with their families in their home country. now, mr. speaker, what we are hearing is that the administration would like to expand daca. we have heard that the president has instructed secretary johnson and general holder to come up action. ons to address the percentages of increases cannot be denied. we see what is happening on this border. mr. poe talked about what he has seen happening with those families. and true to form, just as governor perry warned us, that this was going to happen, indeed it is. we are seeing this unprecedented increase going back to 2009,
looking at where we are today, with the children, with the kings, with the adults that are streaming across this border and disrupting life along the uthern border for american families. . one other point. mr. chairman, the house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is correct. the house is not in order. the gentlelady deserves to be heard. the gentlelady may proceed. mrs. blackburn: thank you, mr. chairman. we talked a little bit about the constitution tonight. and indeed we all know that when you look at the constitution, article 1, section 8, clause 4, that is where those enumerated powers are given to congress.
they are given to congress. mr. chairman, the house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady will suspend. proceedings in the house will not continue until the house is n order. those members who prefer to have conversations, if you would respectfully remove those onversations from the floor. the gentlelady may continue. mrs. blackburn: i thank you, mr. chairman. as i said, article 1, section 8, clause 4, the powers are given to congress to establish, 'm quoting the constitution, a uniform, a uniform rule of naturalization.
host: good morning. it is saturday, august the second. the house of representatives passed a $694 million border security bill to provide funds to address the influx of children on the west-mexico border. --h democrats are directing thecting to several -- issue of border funding still in the air. we break down what the house passed last night on the show today. get your reaction and thoughts on how the president and congress