Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Mike Bost (R-IL) voted for five amendments to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security funding bill that seek to prevent federal agencies from carrying out the Obama Administration’s immigration executive orders. 

“Just last week I took the oath of office to uphold the Constitution and serve as your Representative in Congress for the 12th District of Illinois,” said Rep. Bost.  “That’s what today’s votes were all about.  We’re putting a stop to the President’s unilateral action on immigration. Passage of these amendments by the House will defund the President’s unlawful executive order in its entirety. America is a nation of immigrants and I am committed to advancing an immigration system that rewards those who come here legally, not one that incentivizes breaking the law.”

This funding bill enhances border security, provides for stringent oversight, increases transparency within the Department of Homeland Security, and bolsters immigration and customs enforcement – while also protecting American workers here at home.