H.R. 5293 Gosar Amendment Illegal Immigrants in the Military (Roll Call 317)
The Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ-04) amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations bill prohibits illegal immigrants from enlisting in the military, as is allowed under executive orders issued by President Obama. ACU opposes the use of presidential executive orders that both circumvent Congress and provide special rights for illegal immigrants, and supported this amendment. The House defeated the amendment on June16, 2016 by a vote of 210-211.