On February 27, 2015 the Department of Homeland Security came within hours of shutting down. In this episode, get the full story, from start to finish, of this unnecessary funding crisis.
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Information Discussed in this Episode
H.R. 240: The DHS funding bill that was signed into law
H.R. 240: The Dingleberry Version
- Theoretically defunded 15 Executive Orders and Memorandum regarding immigration going back to 2011.
- Included an executive order that allows DHS to postpone deportation of undocumented immigrants for three years.
- Included a DHS memorandum that prioritizes deportations, with criminals being kicked out first.
- Included an executive order that allows the immigrant spouses and children of U.S. military members to stay in the United States.
The "Crazy" Ones List
And here are the 52 Republicans who voted against the DHS bill. pic.twitter.com/BKXmeaiCJG
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) February 27, 2015
Speaker Boehner Clarifies the Rules
Speaker John Boehner scolds Congress about following the rules on February 26, 2015, the day before the DHS funding would have run out.