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Rep. Bill Flores: Executive Amnesty Fight Is Not Over Yet

By    |   Friday, 06 Mar 2015 01:50 PM

Texas Rep. Bill Flores tells Newsmax that even though Republicans weren't able to stop President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration through the Department of Homeland Security funding bill, "the fight is not over yet."

"Conservatives in Congress, particularly in the House, are standing up for what Americans want us to do, and that is to follow the rule of law and to stop the president's unlawful and unconstitutional amnesty action," Flores told J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV on Friday.

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"We are going to continue to fight," he said.

A Texas federal judge ruled in February that Obama's executive actions on immigration violated the constitutional separation of powers, and issued an injunction delaying the immigration actions from being implemented. The lawsuit was filed against the Obama administration by 26 states. The Obama administration is now asking U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen to reverse that decision or it will take the case to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

"The good news is there's a federal judge who issued an injunction to stop the president's behavior for the time being, and we're continuing to look for other tools that we can use to pull out to stop the president's unlawful actions," Flores explained.

Niger Innis, executive director of TeaParty.net, who joined Flores on "America's Forum," said that he hopes that "the Republicans in the House can keep their spine stiff" on the issue.

Flores is the first Hispanic to be elected to Congress from Waco, Texas, since the Reconstruction.

While the Texas Republican says that he doesn't pay attention to labels, he does "think that conservatives and Republicans have to be respectful of Hispanics in the country and make sure that we're using the proper language so that when we're talking about the rule of law and trying to come up with the right sort of immigration system, that we're not somehow alienating" Hispanics in the process.

But it is a situation that Americans want Congress to address, he contends.

"Americans believe in the rule of law, and they believe that if you want to immigrate here and want to work here, you should do so legally," he said.

"They don't feel kindly to people jumping in line in front of those that have tried to go through the proper processes to live and work here legally."

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