by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News
Just two days after a spellbinding speech in which he warned Democrats that “there will come a day when you long for the law to be the foundation of this republic” regarding Obama’s executive amnesty (video below), Congressman Trey Gowdy has introduced a bill of his own.
Gowdy’s bill calls to strip funding of Obama’s unilateral decree and help states enforce immigration laws on their own.
According to The Daily Caller:
“Named after Michael Davis, Jr., a sheriff’s deputy in California who was killed in the line of duty last year by an illegal alien, Gowdy’s bill would also provide a work-around for state and local governments to reinforce federal immigration laws while also implementing an annual review of the executive branch’s use of prosecutorial discretion in immigration cases.”
Gowdy, a fiercely tough former prosecutor, introduced the bill Friday, saying:
“This legislation allows state and local governments to assist in the enforcement of our federal immigration laws…By doing so, we remove the ability of this or future presidents – of either party – to systematically shut down portions of the law to suit their political purposes.”
“If we are serious about finding a long term solution to our immigration system, we must address interior enforcement…[this] will ensure we do not repeat the mistakes of the past and help us earn back the trust of the American public.”
Gowdy’s plan to return power to the states is unique, and parallels the lawsuit that 26 U.S. states filed against Obama claiming massive harm — which resulted in a Federal judge’s ruling two weeks ago to temporarily halt Obama’s amnesty plans.
Conservatives managed to stop House Speaker Boehner from passing a permanent DHS funding bill yesterday, and are demanding he strip funding next week, or face a challenge to his Speaker’s position from the caucus.