by Eric Lendrum
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a bill allowing illegal aliens to work as House staffers, while also increasing the budget for staffing by 21 percent, as reported by the Washington Examiner.
The bill, H.R. 4346, was introduced by Congressman Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), who is currently running for the United States Senate in Ohio, and was supported by the most far-left members of Congress, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). The bill spends a total of $4.8 billion on a wide range of Congressional expenses, including staffing increases and more Capitol Police funding.
The bill passed on a nearly party-line vote of 215 to 207. Every Democrat voted in favor, along with a single Republican: Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska). Every other Republican in the House voted against it. The bill has yet to pass the Senate.
If signed into law, the bill would allow any of the roughly 800,000 illegals in the country courtesy of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to apply for work in the House of Representatives. This marks the latest move by the Democratic Party to express their support for the DACA program, despite it having been ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge earlier this month.
After Judge Andrew Hanen, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, found that the DACA program – which had been implemented via executive order by Barack Obama after its legislative counterpart, the DREAM Act, failed to pass through Congress – had been implemented unconstitutionally. Joe Biden held a meeting at the White House yesterday with 11 Congressional Democrats to further discuss ways to try to salvage the failed amnesty program.
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Eric Lendrum reports for American Greatness.
Photo “Tim Ryan” by Gage Skidmore CC BY-SA 2.0.