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Obama to Seek Funds to Stem Border Crossings and Speed Deportations
The New York Times ^ | Saturday, June 28, 2014 | Julia Preston

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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: California; US: New Mexico; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; dhs; illegal; immigration; invasion; jehjohnson; moremoney; obama
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Obama is starting to feel the heat from the daily pounding by the Drudge Report on the illegal alien kiddie border invasion.
1 posted on 06/28/2014 5:56:01 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

LOL! Funny headline.


2 posted on 06/28/2014 5:57:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: kristinn
I wish it were true. But since this flood of young illegals was something his administration has been planning, I suspect this is just a PR ruse, and another attempt to fleece the taxpayers, adding insult to injury.

Besides, this bast*rd is incapable of doing the right thing.

3 posted on 06/28/2014 5:59:02 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: kristinn

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?


4 posted on 06/28/2014 5:59:38 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: kristinn

He facilitated this and now he wants more taxpayer money to stop it?

Oh! Just please, PLEASE give me a break!


5 posted on 06/28/2014 5:59:56 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: kristinn

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.


6 posted on 06/28/2014 6:01:04 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: kristinn
If Congress gives Obama more money, and Obama spends the money on Spanish Language advertising with Nancy Pelosi telling them “We are all Americans” and inviting them in, what will we do?
7 posted on 06/28/2014 6:01:43 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Star Traveler

How are we to believe Obama


fixed it for ya. ;)


8 posted on 06/28/2014 6:03:57 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: kristinn

nope. just an excuse to get money for his slush


9 posted on 06/28/2014 6:04:02 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: The Working Man

if he was serious (and he is not) he could fund the deportations by collecting crippling fines on those that employ illegals..


10 posted on 06/28/2014 6:04:52 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: kristinn

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?


11 posted on 06/28/2014 6:06:17 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: kristinn

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.


12 posted on 06/28/2014 6:13:13 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: cableguymn
They actually believed me about that $2 Billion!


13 posted on 06/28/2014 6:13:32 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: kristinn

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.


14 posted on 06/28/2014 6:18:43 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: kristinn

Don’t believe him. It’s a trap to get more money and new authorities that can be used against Americans IMHO.


15 posted on 06/28/2014 6:21:01 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: kristinn

LOL!


16 posted on 06/28/2014 6:29:09 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: kristinn

$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.


17 posted on 06/28/2014 6:30:06 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: skeeter
You are correct, he's trying to place it on the back burner to get the heat off.
NOTHING WILL CHANGE!
18 posted on 06/28/2014 6:30:46 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: kristinn

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.


19 posted on 06/28/2014 6:31:11 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: The Working Man

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.


20 posted on 06/28/2014 6:32:31 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: kristinn

Obama will get the money.

The money will just gradually disappear. (Like the $900 Billion Stimulus slush fund republicans supplied him with)

Obama will report that great progress is being made.

The illegals will just vanish into the USA interior.

The illegal border crossings will increase.

Obama will say it is because the republicans didn’t give him enough money the first time.


21 posted on 06/28/2014 6:33:00 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: kristinn

So what he really wants to do is stem deportations and speed border crossings.


22 posted on 06/28/2014 6:34:16 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: kristinn; All

No need for more money. Just block remittitances to Mexico, cut off tourism, and demand they close their southern border to illegal alien immigrants to US, and the whole flow will end.


23 posted on 06/28/2014 6:34:34 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: skeeter

The fact that they even feel a need to say this is very telling. I suspect the Democrats are putting a lot of pressure on him because they are afraid of a disaster on Election Day this coming November.


24 posted on 06/28/2014 6:37:54 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("What in the wide, wide world of sports is goin' on here?")
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To: kristinn

Yeah. Like he can be trusted.


25 posted on 06/28/2014 6:42:41 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: kristinn

I believe this is a request for us to finance our own destruction.


26 posted on 06/28/2014 6:43:12 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: kristinn

Kind of odd announcing things like this on a Saturday. They probably won’t do anything, or it is a bad-faith “offer,” but the fact they announce this on a Summer’s Saturday is telling.


27 posted on 06/28/2014 6:44:19 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: kristinn
It’s all out tyranny by the EXECUTIVE branch .. but it's being done by departments led by the Executive Branch .
Since ICE was advertizing for "ESCORTS" for unocumented aliens back in January 2014, they knew about it and implemented it.
Since Homeland INSECURITY refuses to do their job, or even track the illegals, take all expenses out of their budgets.
Since Dept. of " JUST-US" refuses to support the Law of the Land , as presently constituted, they should share the financial burden.

Please note that all of these three Departments exist out of the EXECUTIVE BRANCH
then let them financially suffer from the 'CLOWARD-PIVEN' condition that they created , and implemented !
Criminal actions demand Criminal justice and consequence .
Let them tough it out financially with expenses !

28 posted on 06/28/2014 6:44:22 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: kristinn
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

Dollars to donuts that "new" authority Jeh Johnson, will have LOTS of addendums that do the EXACT opposite...

29 posted on 06/28/2014 6:47:48 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: kristinn

1. why is $2B needed for this?

2. How much of the $2B goes to a wall? (probably zero)

3. How much of this involves payoffs to other countries.

I call BS


30 posted on 06/28/2014 6:48:24 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Iron Munro
The money will just gradually disappear. (Like the $900 Billion Stimulus slush fund republicans supplied him with)

Let's be clear: three RINO senators voted for this crap. One of the became a Democrat and is now DEAD, the other is NO LONGER in the Senate, and the other one is a pro-sodomite liberal.

Real, conservative (and even most moderate) Republicans did NOT vote for the stimulus. And NOT ONE REPUBLICAN in the House of Representatives (led by John Boehner at the time as a minority in the House) voted for the stimulus.

31 posted on 06/28/2014 6:48:51 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: kristinn

“President Obama will ask Congress to provide more than $2 billion in new funds...”

Use that to build the ‘effin fence!


32 posted on 06/28/2014 6:51:37 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (If Obama hated America and wanted to destroy her, what would he do differently?)
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To: kristinn

What would Obama do with extra $2 billion that he can’t do now?


33 posted on 06/28/2014 6:57:31 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: kristinn

$ 2 billion for what? Diapers?


34 posted on 06/28/2014 6:58:11 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Rennes Templar

I think this President has a bright future driving the very overcrowded Clown car at Ringling Bros Big Top.


35 posted on 06/28/2014 6:58:13 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: kristinn

“Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses? Let them go there.” —Ebenezer Scrooge


36 posted on 06/28/2014 6:58:55 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: kristinn

wonder what he’s REALLY gonna use the money for....


37 posted on 06/28/2014 6:59:23 PM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: kristinn

In related news, OJ Simpson again vowed to track down the real killer...


38 posted on 06/28/2014 7:00:32 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: kristinn

Obama’s propaganda minister ought to be fired. He has tens of thousands of illegal alien children to exploit and he is doing just a crappy job.


39 posted on 06/28/2014 7:04:29 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: kristinn

Two billion dollars to stem border crossings with a massive voter registration drive, no doubt.


40 posted on 06/28/2014 7:05:50 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (The greatest trick the Soviets ever pulled was convincing the world they didn't exist.)
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To: kristinn

Sure, like that money is REALLY going to go to enforcement and deportation.


41 posted on 06/28/2014 7:07:48 PM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: kristinn
HE ALREADY HAS OUR MONEY TO DO THIS....misappropriation of funds has been his modus operandi
42 posted on 06/28/2014 7:23:30 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods)
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To: FlyingEagle
THIS is $$$ to the DEMOCRATIC Coffers
43 posted on 06/28/2014 7:24:47 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods)
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To: kristinn

Everyone who believes what Obama says raise your hand.


44 posted on 06/28/2014 7:30:47 PM PDT by Will88
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To: goodnesswins

He’s out bad-mouthing Congress and Repubs for the last two days and now wants money? Would you give money to a proven liar? — No, me neither.


45 posted on 06/28/2014 7:32:11 PM PDT by bunster
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To: goodnesswins

He’s out bad-mouthing Congress and Repubs for the last two days and now wants money? Would you give money to a proven liar? — No, me neither.


46 posted on 06/28/2014 7:32:39 PM PDT by bunster
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To: kristinn

He already has the funds for that —

If you give him more money for that then you just guarantee that there will be more of that.


47 posted on 06/28/2014 7:33:55 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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When Obama seeks funds for anything it is always about funneling it somewhere else entirely.......like 300 million to help the Syrian terrorists....he should never ever be trusted for any funds he seeks for anything.


48 posted on 06/28/2014 7:42:48 PM PDT by caww
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Today must be “Opposite Day”...


49 posted on 06/28/2014 7:44:54 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: kristinn

First Obama wanted 2 billion to take care of these Illegals now he wants 2 billion to stop and return the illegals ,BULL


50 posted on 06/28/2014 7:59:44 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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