Skip to comments.White House To Request $2 Billion To Handle Border Influx of Children Nogales Border
Posted on 06/09/2014 8:42:01 PM PDT by Steelfish
White House To Request $2 Billion To Handle Border Influx of Children Nogales Border
Influx of children illegally crossing U.S. border is called a humanitarian crisis Federal officials scramble to respond to unexpected surge of minors immigrating alone into U.S.
A rush of young children crossing alone and illegally into the United States from Texas is so large and unexpected that senior officials with the Obama administration said Monday the White House is asking Congress for about $2 billion to grapple with what is being called a humanitarian crisis.
Immigration agents are so overwhelmed that some children are being kept in detention and being processed during a longer time period than the 72-hour maximum requirement, these senior administration officials acknowledged. The officials briefed reporters on condition of anonymity.
Although they said they had been prepared for an increase this year in the Rio Grande Valley, the influx was much greater than anticipated. As many as 90,000 minors are forecast to enter the U.S. this year without their parents or guardians, the officials said.
But these officials also reiterated that the increased influx of unaccompanied children who are crossing illegally into the United States through Texas is due to escalating violence in Central America and not because of false rumors that people who cross will be eligible for some sort of permanent immigration relief.
The Obama administration request for the funds would cover costs of the Health and Human Services' Unaccompanied Alien Children program and is just the latest effort by federal immigration officials to contain the crisis.
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$2 billion to “handle” them? Or $2 billion to send them home?
Let’s trade them for the US soldier that is being held in a Mexican prison.
$2 Billion to bring more of them in
Shouldn’t cost that much to repatriate them.
Take it outta BenghaziBarrySoebarkah’s allowance—after all, I think he brought them here.
(deny Valerie Jarrett’s allowance for a few weeks, as well. And, cut the lobster off for Manchelle...that ought to do it.)
So we get illegals invading our country and what does Obama do, but throw MONEY at them. A lot of money. Just great!
Ask the parents for the ransom money.
The $2B is meant to be their first handout from the Federal Government. If they were smart kids, they’d be entering California. Jerry Brown would be talking to the legislature about upping the ante.
$2 billion to go to democrat friendly politicians.
The border states will be left with the bill for the care and feeding of all the future democrat voters.
Since they are already throwing $2 billion on these illegals and we aren’t going to deport them, can we at least guarantee they need to assimilate and speak English? Or is that too much to ask?
Obama invited them let him pay for them!
Wouldn’t be at all surprised if Benghazi Barry isn’t importing easily attainable organ donors.
Whaddaya think of THAT, La Raza?????
Unexpected Crisis. Got it?
Hell, just make it 20 trillion.
Either way it is just as offensive and ridiculous.
For how many diseased children that he encouraged to be here?
$hit, why not just go to all of south american and gather them up and put them in the white hut?
How about spending that money on securing our border?
“...put them in the white hut?”
CAN’T put them in the SpiteHouse!!!!!
They might have leprosy, or tuberculosis or scabbies or...
Keep paying your taxes
You never want to let a crisis go to waste.....
Screw Obama. He can get the money from the Latin American countries.
That’ll sure stop the influx won’t it.
Fund it and you will get more of it.
Take it out of the INS budget and it will end.
Two billion to justify not enforcing the law?
Just like they are investigating “fast and furious,” the IRS scandals, Benghazi, and on and on. Nothing is ever resolved. Why waste your time you feckless “republicans?”
And now you want us to accept the blatant refusal to uphold the rule of law by this fool on the hill, a man intent on destroying this country? 36,000 illegal alien lawbreakers released, including murderers? Why have a law at all? Let a US citizen break the law and see if that person gets the courtesy with no due process. We are living in a time that a president has flagrantly violated the law and no one cares. The RHINOS are now complicit in his lawless actions. And now Cantor wants to go ahead with amnesty? Why not just open the borders and let the entire world in? Sorry, the fool on the hill is doing that. My mistake.
How about spending that money on securing our border?
Silly. If we secure our border we can’t import all those needed Dim voters. /s
This is the tip of the iceberg. These kids’ extended families are not far behind.
It wouldn’t be humane to separate the kids from their families. /s
2 Billion buys a whole loot of FENCE
triple layer , minefields in the middle , moats with crocs , the whole 9 yards....
Far behind? I’m sure they’re right there with them but propoganda photos just show the childrens.
At least Obama is being efficient by denying blame for a problem as soon as it happens.
Lobster and steaks are expensive these days, so are high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and down pillows.
unexpected surge of minors immigrating alone?
They are advertising you can bring your children and get free stuff in Central America.
Unexpected? No. Designed.
Notice how they’re funneling in/being sent to *red* states? Texas, AZ and now, OK. Hmmm.
0 will have those illegals *Dim voting citizens*, in no time.
$2 Billion/90,000 kids = $22,222 per kid.
(I thought it would be worse. But still.)
What’s Obama doing with the money for border control? The border patrol budget has risen to $3.5 billion from $1.0 billion in 2000. And they are doing a worse job.
According to Judge Napolitano, the President caused this to happen .
A look at the major crisis at the southern border
Hundreds of undocumented children detained at border
They are doing a worse job because of the rules of engagement and catch and release.
There’s no point in giving Obama $3.5 billion if he’s just going to waste it doing catch and release.
Now he is doing catch and release with terrorists.
Our soldiers over there are like gladiators and Emperor Near-0 keeps sending in more and more beasts
Did I miss something, like a secession?
Stopped reading here. Wake when you have a reporter who knows what day it is.
>> $2 Billion/90,000 kids = $22,222 per kid.
Notice how theyre funneling in/being sent to *red* states? Texas, AZ and now, OK. Hmmm.
That’s a geographical thing. But it’s convenient, too.
The children (a majority are about 16 yrs old...which means they can vote in 2016) were rounded up by Homeland Security in Central America and sent here due to poverty and violence in their countries. There are some small children down to 2 yrs old, probably sent with older siblings...however this is a lie that they can get citizenship under amnesty....the Visa clause makes 21 year olds get back to the back in the visa line. So they can be used for the election to vote, but won’t actually get what they are being promised...it’s a democrat scam, as usual.
there are some articles talking about this, but the one I wanted to use won’t allow a link.
No, they’re not here yet. Megyn Kelly had a good guest that explained it.
At a cost of $252 per day, per immigrant, the United States government has launched a massive get into the U. S. free plan with no exit in sight. In the package, illegals will receive free food, lodging, healthcare, and clothing.
The Department of Homeland Security notified military bases just three days ago that once secure bases will now be reservations for thousands of Latin American teenagers that have somehow infiltrated the borders of the United States and need a place to live. Apparently, the federal law that requires anyone entering a military base to have valid, current photo ID, will not apply.
There was no discussion, it was a directive, and commanders at bases are scrambling to prepare.
The illegal immigrants are unaccompanied minors, mostly between the ages of 13 and 17, and will now call U.S. military bases home for an undetermined length of time.
2 billion???? Good heavens that’s a lot of money! I think a private company could probably do the same stuff for a whole lot less money.
I doubt they will be sent home. I read an article that talked about facilities for them to live, hiring teachers, medical staff, etc. Sounds like DHS will be running orphanages...at least for those they cannot pawn off onto the states to take care of.
They would never let a private company do it, they require the waste fraud and skim off the top
Amazing, the left says we can’t deport people because we need to keep families intact and now they won’t keep families intact.
Congress protects Obama to protect itself from accusations of treason.
About $100K will eventually make it's way as real aid. The rest will be lost as "overhead" in various shady "aid" organizations.