The House began two hours of debate on a bill Tuesday to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September that Republicans are using as a vehicle to defund President Obama's executive action on immigration.

An hour's worth of debate on five amendments will commence Wednesday morning. Votes on amendments and final passage are expected no later than noon.

One of the most controversial amendments would defund President Obama's November action to delay deportations of up to five million undocumented immigrants. Another would roll back a 2012 order to allow immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to apply for work permits and avoid deportation under the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program.

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, warned that the legislation wouldn't be able to pass in the Senate.

"We all know the outcome of this very dangerous game. The legislation in this form will not be enacted," Lowey said.

Lowey accused Republicans of tempting another government shutdown despite bipartisan compromises for the underlying spending bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

"It's taken less than two weeks for the Republican Congress to prove that it cannot govern responsibly," Lowey said.

But Republicans said the legislation was an opportunity to limit what they view as executive overreach from President Obama.

"The Constitution is not a mere suggestion whether the other sides likes it or not. And that's just the way it is," said Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas).

Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.) said the two-day debate would be remembered as "two of the saddest days in this House."

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Why do we have politicians debating whether to pass half a piece of crap or a whole piece of crap?  They have no respect for the rule of law, no respect for our Constitution, and no respect for the people they lie to every election cycle.  They are potentially going to pass a law no one will reinforce or care about.  This will culminate in another floor debate in five to ten years where they will pass another piece of legislation that no one will enforce.  My only thought is maybe they do this from time to time in order to create slush funds for themselves along the way.  But their disregard for us and their disrespect for the law pretty well makes this an exercise in futility in my mind.

"The Constitution is not a mere suggestion whether the other sides likes it or not. And that's just the way it is," said Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas).

Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.) said the two-day debate would be remembered as "two of the saddest days in this House."

SEE THE PROBLEM DEMS COULD CARE LESS WHAT THE CONSTITUTION SAYS TOO BAD B/C ART 1 SECT 8 GIVES POWER OVER IMMIG & NATURALIZATION TO CONGRESS SO SCREW THAT.  THE CONSTITUTION IS NOT A MERE SUGGESTION HE IS RIGHT & IT IS THE PRES JOB TO ENFORCE THE LAWS LIKE OUR PRESENT FED IMMIG LAWS HOW BOUT THAT HUH?   SERRANO AND HIS PET CHIUAHA GUTIERREZ NEED TO GO BK TO MEXICO AND TAKE OVOMIT W/THEM AND HIS ENTIRE ADMIN AND CZARS.   

THE GOP HAS THIS ONE WHO COMES ACROSS OUR BORDER IS NATIONAL SECURITY NO QUESTION ON THAT 

If you all want to fix the problem - here is how in 20 words - - safe, sure, swift and final.

That sounds like an excellent proposal to me. Let's do it.

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Joe Biden Vows: Give Taxpayer-Funded Obamacare To All Illegal Aliens In U.S.

Former Vice President and 2020 Democrat presidential primary candidate Joe Biden is vowing to give Obamacare, funded by American taxpayers, to all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States.

During an interview with Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart, Biden forgot that Obamacare technically bans illegal aliens from enrolling in healthcare plans — although illegal aliens are still able to obtain subsidized and free healthcare at Americans’ expense — and promised that under his plan, all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens would be able to get Obamacare.

The exchange went as follows:

DIAZ-BALART: When I … NBC moderated that first debate with you, I didn’t … I don’t recall a clear answer, under your plan should … would the 11, 12 million undocumented immigrants that live in the United States, that have been here many for generations, would they have access …

BIDEN: Yes.

DIAZ-BALART: — to health insurance.

BIDEN: Yes, they … if they can buy into the system like everybody else.

DIAZ-BALART: Because you know, in [Obamacare] they can’t.

BIDEN: Yeah. Yeah, I know. Well they can, that’s my point. They continue to be able to do that.

DIAN-BALART: They cannot under the ObamaCare.

BIDEN: Well and that’s my point, they will though. They will be able to buy into … [illegal aliens] would be able to buy in, just like anyone else could.

Biden joins Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg — among other 2020 Democrats — in committing to forcing American taxpayers to pay for healthcare for illegal aliens who arrive in the U.S.

Already, due to loopholes, American taxpayers are spending nearly $20 billion every year to provide illegal aliens with subsidized healthcare, emergency room visits, and other health services.

Under the 2020 Democrats’ plan to provide taxpayer-funded healthcare to all illegal aliens living in the U.S., Americans would be billed potentially $660 billion every decade just to cover the costs. Other research has found that the plan would cost Americans at least $23 billion every year.

As Breitbart News has reported, experts have said that giving taxpayer-funded healthcare to effectively all foreign nationals who can make it to America’s borders would drive “strong incentives for people with serious health problems to enter the country or remain longer than their visas allow in order to get government-funded care.”

Despite 2020 Democrats’ continued push for taxpayer-funded healthcare for illegal aliens, American voters are overwhelmingly opposed to the plan. The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey revealed that the healthcare-for-illegal-aliens plan is the least popular policy position, with opposition from 62 percent of U.S. voters.

Similarly, a CNN poll from July discovered that 63 percent of likely swing voters oppose providing healthcare to illegal aliens, along with nearly 6-in-10 of all likely U.S. voters and 61 percent of moderates. A Rasmussen Reports survey also found that likely voters, by a majority of 55 percent, oppose giving healthcare to even the most low-income illegal aliens.

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