The bill passed 236-191. Before the final vote, amendments meant to roll back protections for undocumented immigrants were approved.
“Members of Congress support funding the Department [of Homeland Security], but what we cannot allow the president to go around the Congress,” Boehner said Thursday.
“Republicans and Democrats acknowledge that our immigration system is broken,” said Sen. Mazie Hirono.
The measure passed 219-197, with 3 votes present
The proposed bill would fund the DHS through early 2015, at which time Republicans will be in a better position to restrict spending on immigration reform.
The bill would prevent the president’s executive actions on immigration to take hold come Jan. 2015
The lawsuit says that Obama took action to unilaterally change the law and that “unilateral suspension of the Nation’s immigration laws is unlawful.”
The poll found that if Clinton supports renewing the order, 68 percent of Latinos would be very likely to support her.
“The President used these actions as a first step toward reform of this system and continues to count on Congress for the more comprehensive reform,” Johnson said.