The next 10 days will decide whether congressional Republicans can unify behind a strategy to resist President Obama executive orders allowing millions of illegal immigrants to stay and work in the U.S. or whether the GOP will splinter over differences in strategy.
The federal government is currently funded through Dec. 11. By then, the Republican-controlled House and Democrat-led Senate must come to agreement on legislation to keep the government fully open. Both House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell have promised vigorous pushback for Obama’s unilateral approach to immigration policy, but both have also vowed never to allow another government shutdown.
However, Federation for American Immigration Reform Communications Director Bob Dane says targeting the funding for Obama’s policy makes the most sense and believes many conservatives in Congress agree.
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