Skip to comments.White House raises terror threat, warns illegals could flood borders after sequester cuts
Posted on 02/26/2013 6:24:07 AM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
The Obama administration on Monday warned the nation to expect an increase in illegal immigration if the automatic budget cuts go into effect Friday the latest caution from a White House determined to raise the heat on congressional Republicans.
President Obama has framed the choice as one between higher taxes or lower security, bolstered by Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitanos warning Monday that the U.S. Border Patrol will be forced to furlough agents, costing nearly a quarter of the workforce.
I dont think we can maintain the same level of security, Ms. Napolitano said. If you have 5,000 fewer Border Patrol agents, you have 5,000 fewer Border Patrol agents.
But Republicans said the White House is setting up a false choice between tax increases and security. They said the other alternative is to make $85 billion in spending cuts in other parts of the budget, rather than the across-the-board cuts that make up the sequester.
Indeed, Republican Senate aides said they likely will offer a plan to give the administration flexibility to protect key missions when the chamber debates the spending cut package this week. Senate Democrats have proposed a 30 percent minimum tax on the wealthy and cutting agriculture subsidies in order to head off the cuts. Neither plan is expected to pass.
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I would think the opposite to be true, as Social Assistance would be cut and there wouldn´t be as much to offer people who came illegally to the USA and they would return....uhmnn
They still aren’t deporting people, so:
WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE!?!
This is Y2K all over again.
Cut their government freebies and they’ll be running OUT of the country. That’s what I call a “win-win” scenario.
Obama told us that illegal aliens are the salt of the earth. Why should he “warn” us about this blessed event?
This is like when Khaddafi told Italy that if anything nasty happened to him, “African hoardes” would stream through Libya across the Med straight at them.
Are you trying to frighten someone, Mzzz Napolitano?
You wanna run us off the cliff? Alright, fine. Let’s go. Because I’m getting fed up with this extortion sh*t.
I was just wondering if the zero will cut conservative fed departments and blame it on the sequester. Good time to do some slick willies.
They don’t secure the border now WITH the current spending. Sequester now.....sequester forever!
Listening to the radio this morning they were talking about ICE having to release low risk illegal detainees. The radio person said Illegal immigrants that have committed minor misdemeanors like traffic violations or committed no offenses at all wold be released!?!?!? ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS THAT HAVE COMMITTED NO OFFENSES AT ALL!!! DID HE JUST SAY THAT!! The media and democrats have truly brainwashed half this country into thinking that an illegal immigrant has not committed any offense!!!
I guess I really was crazy for saying that a real border fence was needed because Dems would just play games with enforcement without one.
I wasn’t! Was I a prophet? No, just paying attention and learning from history.
Obama administration = Compulsive Liars
No agency will have one cent less than they are currently operating with.
There will be a measly 2-3% reduction in their increases.
I will not use the B-Word, cause their hasn't been a "B" in 4 years!
Obumma’s got the economy in such a funk that Mexicans are going home.
Yeah, they’re not flooding in because of all the amnesty talk, nope.
I wish I knew how to add up all the crap that’s going to happen to us if we don’t let our Liar get his way. Betting it would be much more than 85 Billion for the first year.
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