Click here to read the full article.
If the White House wants to bail themselves out of the border crisis using federally owned land, the House of Representatives just gave them a serious reality check.
In a bill passed on Thursday, The Daily Signal reported, the GOP-controlled lower chamber specifically prohibited any Washington funding to house illegal immigrants on land managed by the federal government.
The legislation was spearheaded by Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis of New York.
“Turning our federal parks into encampments for unvetted migrants from all over the world is unfair to surrounding communities, and the taxpayers being forced to foot the bill while having their public spaces taken away,” read a statement from Malliotakis when she introduced the legislation in October.
“I’ve joined local and federal colleagues to use every legal and legislative tool at our disposal, from lawsuits to this legislation, to stop the Biden, [New York Gov. Kathy] Hochul and [New York City Mayor Eric] Adams administrations from taking more open space from our citizens,” she added.
“I appreciate the House Committee on Natural Resources coming to New York City to see the grave misuse of federal land firsthand and thank them for quickly taking up my legislation, putting us one step closer to ending this madness once and for all.”
The bill, H.R. 5283, passed with 224 votes for and 203 votes against it.
Continue reading here.
Scroll down for comments and share your thoughts!