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Rep. Martha Roby Admits We Are Right – Her Bill Does Not Stop Amnesty

Martha Roby

Apparently our two articles “How Dumb Do The ‘Gruber Republicans’ Behind The CRomnibus Think Voters Are?” and “Alabama Rep. Martha Roby’s Fake Bill To Defund Amnesty” criticizing her vote for the "CRomnibus" and her phony opposition to amnesty for illegal aliens must have struck a nerve with Rep. Martha Roby (AL-2).

On Friday we received the following missive from someone on Rep. Roby’s staff named Todd Stacy. Mr. Stacy wrote, “I don't know who wrote this, but it is rubbish. Roby's bill came directly from language crafted by Senator Sessions. The same language is in the Aderholt bill. It was also part of an amendment filed last year by Rep. Mulvaney.”

Let’s see, Rep. Roby’s spokesman says her bill does PART of what Rep. Aderholt’s bill does or PART of what Senator Sessions has advocated, so by her spokesman’s own admission the Roby bill is not a comprehensive solution to defunding amnesty.

The point of our article, “Alabama Rep. Martha Roby’s Fake Bill To Defund Amnesty” that Mr. Stacy termed “rubbish,” was exactly that -- Obama’s unconstitutional “executive amnesty” isn’t just being implemented through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), but by many other agencies, including the examples we cited of the Department of Justice and Department of Education.

So to stop amnesty you have to stop all of those programs, not just the future activities of the Department of Homeland Security. That’s why we like and recommend the approach proposed by Rep. Robert Aderholt (AL-4).

There’s absolutely nothing in the CRomnibus that Rep. Roby supported to prohibit Obama from moving his unconstitutional plan forward through every agency of the federal government, including the Department of Homeland Security, because the House Republican leadership that Rep. Roby just voted to re-elect would not allow any language in the CRomnibus to stop amnesty.

Furthermore, by voting for the “CRomnibus” Roby voted to fund for the rest of the fiscal year all of those parts of Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty outside DHS that her bill does not even mention, let alone defund.  

So, it is indisputable that Rep. Roby voted to fund Obama’s amnesty in its entirety through the end of February, when the DHS appropriation expires, and voted to fund many, if not most, of Obama's amnesty processes for the rest of the fiscal year. 

We also stand by our opinion, and it is an opinion based on working in conservative and Republican politics for over 40 years, including working on Capitol Hill and the White House, that defunding amnesty through DHS is just a smokescreen, and that the Capitol Hill Republican leadership will not actually fight to win the battle to stop Obama’s amnesty because they agree with its result.

Ever since she voted for the CRomnibus Martha Roby has been in full damage control mode and has basically been lying to her constituents about the CRomnibus, its effects on Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty and her own willingness to fight, and win, the amnesty battle with Obama.

Roby’s bill, which she cribbed from one small part of the comprehensive approach needed to stop Obama, will not prohibit the President from letting millions of illegal immigrants stay here to demand taxpayer-funded services and compete for jobs with native born Americans and legal immigrants.

So, what’s “rubbish” is the notion that Roby’s bill will accomplish its stated goal of stopping amnesty, because it defunds only one part, and perhaps not even the most important part, of Obama’s government-wide scheme to subvert the Constitution and unilaterally grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.

Alabama Representative Bob Aderholt’s bill, HR 191, is a much better approach and it actually does what Martha Roby claims she wants to do; it stops Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty and digs it out by the roots. We urge you to call your Representative and Senators (the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) and ask them to support the Aderholt bill, HR 191.

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