Skip to comments.Obama to Seek Funds to Stem Border Crossings and Speed Deportations
Posted on 06/28/2014 5:56:01 PM PDT by kristinn
President Obama will ask Congress to provide more than $2 billion in new funds to control the surge of illegal Central American migrants at the South Texas border, and to grant broader powers for immigration officials to speed deportations of children caught crossing without their parents, White House officials said on Saturday.
Mr. Obama will send a letter on Monday to alert Congress that he will seek an emergency appropriation for rapidly expanding border enforcement actions and humanitarian assistance programs to cope with the influx, which includes record numbers of unaccompanied minors and adults bringing children. The officials gave only a general estimate of the amount, saying the White House would send a detailed request for the funds when Congress returned after the Fourth of July recess that began Friday and ends July 7.
The president will also ask Congress to revise existing statutes to give the Homeland Security secretary, Jeh Johnson, new authorities to accelerate the screening and deportation of young unaccompanied migrants who are not from Mexico. Fast-track procedures are already in place to deport young migrants from Mexico because it shares a border with the United States.
Mr. Obama will also ask for tougher penalties for smugglers who bring children and other vulnerable migrants across the border illegally, the officials said.
This is an urgent humanitarian situation, Cecilia Muñoz, the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, said in a telephone interview on Saturday. We are being as aggressive as we can be, on both sides of the border, she said. We are dealing with smuggling networks that are exploiting people, and with the humanitarian treatment of migrants while also applying the law as appropriate.
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LOL! Funny headline.
Besides, this bast*rd is incapable of doing the right thing.
How are we to believe Obama is going to beef up the border and deport these illegals, when he set up the original conditions to cause them to come here in the first place and has dome everything he can to avoid all deportations?
He facilitated this and now he wants more taxpayer money to stop it?
Oh! Just please, PLEASE give me a break!
Bull Squat, I’ll believe it when I see 0bummer change his 5 1/2 year non-deportation policy, if he gets the money he’ll use it for his own purposes.
How are we to believe Obama
fixed it for ya. ;)
nope. just an excuse to get money for his slush
if he was serious (and he is not) he could fund the deportations by collecting crippling fines on those that employ illegals..
No, he’s lying again. He’ll use any funding to send even more of them into the American heartland, to be signed up for entitlements and the voter rolls. Why does anyone take him at face value?
It would be good news if Obama felt the heat from any headlines. He is getting money from somewhere to bus them all over the United States when all he needs to do is seal the border tight and not let anyone cross.
Or how about cutting all the aid of any kind off to Mexico, Central and South America until they come get all “their people” from all over the United States and take them all home. Too bad the Republican controlled House doesn’t also control the flow of money and have enough guts to cut it all off. Spineless - all of them.
Don’t need no money - just get those federal judges that allow illegals access to ID’s, jobs and assistance to stop issuing orders to do that.
Don’t believe him. It’s a trap to get more money and new authorities that can be used against Americans IMHO.
$950,000,000.00 will be earmarked for facilitating most illegal aliens to stay, free lawyers to contest their deportation, plane fare and pocket money for flying them into the heart of the country, etc.
$50,000,000.00 might actually be used for what Obama and his national socialist allies claim it will be used for.
give him 4 billion for border security, include ear marks for expedited wall, more agents with closer military support and landmines to deal with them Mexican military incursions.
That’s some spending i would vote for, don’t lick a gift house.
Give him 4 billion, and earmark the rest for more security and aggressive enforcement.