House of Representatives votes to stop Obama Executive Action

The U.S. House of Representatives, which is currently under Republican control, today voted and passed two amendments that would overturn President Barack Obama's immigration policies.

The House attacked not only the Executive Action that the President announced in November 2014, but also the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The intent of the amendments is to eliminate funding for program implementation.

With a vote of 237 in favor and 190 againstIn a recent vote, lawmakers approved an amendment to a bill that would provide the necessary funds to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to implement immigration benefits for qualified undocumented immigrants.

They also approved, with a vote of 218 votes in favor and 209 againsta second amendment that would eliminate funding for continued implementation of DACA.

Although lawmakers voted to dismantle these immigration relief programs for millions of people, there is no cause for alarm.

The bills must pass the U.S. Senate. According to the count, there are not enough votes to pass the measures. Even if they were to pass the Senate, President Obama has warned that he will veto the measures.

If the President vetoes the measures, they cannot take effect, and DACA and the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and U.S. Residents (DAPA) program will remain in effect.

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