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White House to seek $3.8 billion for border control, more than previously signaled
The Washington Post ^ | 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014 | David Nakamura

Posted on 07/08/2014 7:58:14 AM PDT by kristinn

White House to Seek $3.8 billion for Border Control, More Than Previously Signaled

The White House on Tuesday will request $3.8 billion from Congress in emergency funding to deal with an influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America, a far higher amount that the Obama administration had previously signaled, according to a Capitol Hill source familiar with the plans.

The money would go to several federal agencies, including the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, State and Health and Human Services. Funds would be allocated to send more immigration judges to the southern border, build additional detention facilities and add border patrol agents, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the administration had not formally made the request.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; immigration

1 posted on 07/08/2014 7:58:14 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
Like the VA, the problem is not with the funding its with the policies.

Billions spent on catch and release won't solve our problems.

2 posted on 07/08/2014 8:00:23 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: kristinn

Just put troops on the border


3 posted on 07/08/2014 8:00:53 AM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: kristinn

Shut down the border.
Send in the National Guard.
Shut down all money transfers from US banks to Mexico.

Your move Enrique ..


4 posted on 07/08/2014 8:02:36 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Last Dakotan
This is but a small portion of Michelle's New Program.....Veggies..For Migrants!!




5 posted on 07/08/2014 8:02:49 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: kristinn

If Congress had any guts, which they don’t (and that’s ignoring that a good many of them support amnesty anyway), they would refuse to give The Won any money which does not first and foremost, build a fence and deport the illegals already here.


6 posted on 07/08/2014 8:02:49 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: kristinn
Not for the children or the Border Patrol, but for lawyers.

No thanks!

7 posted on 07/08/2014 8:03:05 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: kristinn
The money would be allocated to There's only one worthwhile item: more agents.

Don't take illegals into custody - repel them.

8 posted on 07/08/2014 8:03:30 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: kristinn

Need to fill those DEM Coffers for the midterms


9 posted on 07/08/2014 8:03:34 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods)
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To: kristinn

To this administration Border Control = Welcome committee and handouts for more ILLEGALS


10 posted on 07/08/2014 8:04:21 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. ~ Albert Einstein)
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To: kristinn

Money to secure the border, or money to line the pockets of Obama’s Acorn-type socialist lawyers working to keep each and every illegal here and on welfare?


11 posted on 07/08/2014 8:04:25 AM PDT by greene66
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To: kristinn

Problem is they’re not using the money for border security, they’re now running the world’s largest coyote human trafficking and escort service. Cut the BP budget!


12 posted on 07/08/2014 8:04:58 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: kristinn

Not one cent for tribute.


13 posted on 07/08/2014 8:05:29 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: kristinn

It’s not for border control. It’s for housing and feeding and medical care for the illegals.


14 posted on 07/08/2014 8:06:40 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: kristinn

None of it is for border security.


15 posted on 07/08/2014 8:09:44 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: kristinn

Assuming a $500K chartered round trip flight to Central America, that’s 7,600 flights. Assuming 180 passengers per flight, that’s almost 1.4 million deportations.


16 posted on 07/08/2014 8:10:14 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: kristinn

Yeah, unfortunately in Obama speak $3.8 Billion for “border security” really means $3.8 Billion to provide handouts, free lawyers, and of course democrat voter signup drives for those crossing the border.....


17 posted on 07/08/2014 8:10:52 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Ray76

The agents are needed to feed and diaper the children, not patrol the border.


18 posted on 07/08/2014 8:11:07 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Blood of Tyrants
It’s not for border control. It’s for housing and feeding and medical care for the illegals.

My thoughts exactly - this is BS.

19 posted on 07/08/2014 8:11:51 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: Blood of Tyrants

This isn’t even counting how much the States and charities are spending.


20 posted on 07/08/2014 8:12:20 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: kristinn
"The money would go to several federal agencies, including the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, State and Health and Human Services."

Sure, to pay employee bonuses.

21 posted on 07/08/2014 8:14:20 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: kristinn

I am so frustrated by this bull.


22 posted on 07/08/2014 8:16:13 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: Rusty0604

You’re right. It’s criminal what’s being done.


23 posted on 07/08/2014 8:16:35 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Timber Rattler

How much of the money will disappear into foreign bank accounts of Dems?


24 posted on 07/08/2014 8:18:19 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: kristinn

Fine. $3.8B. Take it out of the White House and IRS budgets.


25 posted on 07/08/2014 8:20:37 AM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: kristinn
Suture the bleeding wound or buy more bandages.

Decisions.

Decisions.

Choices.

Choices.

One is a permanent solution. The other is a temporary fix.

Does this $3.8 billion create a permanent solution or is it just a temporary fix? If the latter, then it is another waste of taxpayers' money.

26 posted on 07/08/2014 8:21:34 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: kristinn
White House to Seek $3.8 billion for Border Control

Border control? LOL. I believe him, I believe him. I also believe in the tooth fairy.

27 posted on 07/08/2014 8:21:44 AM PDT by Mark17 (Nero and Obama? Not different, except Nero was a better guitar player, without a pen and phone.)
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To: kristinn

3.8 billion to keep the “Operation Conquest” going.....


28 posted on 07/08/2014 8:23:12 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Ray76
What I find interesting is the Border Patrol Union reps are complaining the the rank and file are not patrolling the border but changing diapers and doing meal prep.
It's the BP that are the operatives here, why don't they go on strike or have a case of “Blue Flu” if they disagree with their working conditions.
If you don't have people to drive the buses, feed,and process these vermin you don't have a program.
Until good people put their country first and not a paycheck this will never stop

Pilots should refuse to fly

29 posted on 07/08/2014 8:25:04 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Farmer Dean

They will be back asking for money to fight the 3rd world diseases that will be spreading throughout the country.

They will be back asking for money to use to decontaminate the facilities, vehicles, airplanes, buses, etc.

==


30 posted on 07/08/2014 8:25:59 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

And everytime they will take a cut for themselves.


31 posted on 07/08/2014 8:27:11 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: kristinn

obama wants to pay the drug cartels who are the ones importing the illegals (NOT IMMIGRANTS!!).


32 posted on 07/08/2014 8:31:47 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good analysis!


33 posted on 07/08/2014 8:35:26 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: kristinn

When faced with a potential immigration problem Australia just said turn around and go home, no camps, no judges, no bureaucracies, etc.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/australia-facing-international-condemnation-after-turning-around-sri-lankans-at-sea-9589790.html

That’s an example of what a country that wants to survive does. While our course is stupid and suicidal.


34 posted on 07/08/2014 8:36:44 AM PDT by Cubs Fan (liberalism is a cancer that destroys everything it gets control of.)
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To: headstamp 2

Well, It’s very expensive to build barrios, complete with community centers and voting booths...


35 posted on 07/08/2014 8:49:02 AM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: headstamp 2

Well, It’s very expensive to build barrios, complete with community centers and voting booths...


36 posted on 07/08/2014 8:49:59 AM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: kristinn

What are the odds congress will give him what he wants?


37 posted on 07/08/2014 8:50:11 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: kristinn
Not one f-ing cent. Send all their illegal asses back to complicit Mehico.

CWII is knocking at the door.

38 posted on 07/08/2014 8:58:09 AM PDT by SMM48
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To: kristinn

The Dims keep noting the 2008 law “that Bush signed” that doesn’t allow immediate deportation to the Central American countries like we do for those illegals from Mexico and they have to have a hearing. How many of us actually believe that all of these that have been coming in are actually going to show up for a hearing (therefore, no lawyers or judges are needed except for maybe 5%).

I read something earlier that the bill that keeps being referenced was to protect those kids from sex trafficking.
However, the Dims are, of course, using it to their advantage now.

I’m not an attorney, but in my mind, instead of approving these funds, the House should pass a bill that repeals or amends the aforementioned 2008 bill and replace it with returning all of these illegals immediately except in very limited circumstances. Of course, we know that Dingy would never allow it on the Senate floor and Obummer would never sign it.


39 posted on 07/08/2014 8:59:52 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: kristinn

Not one more dime. The problem is Obama not the border patrol.


40 posted on 07/08/2014 9:25:26 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: kristinn

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/211564-read-white-house-fact-sheet-on-emergency-supplemental-request

Read White House fact sheet on emergency supplemental request

By The Hill staff - 07/08/14 12:17 PM EDT
The Obama administration on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the wave of child immigrants crossing the southwest border.

The figure is much bigger than the $2 billion that administration officials initially floated, and the total $4.3 billion package also includes a request for $615 million for the Department of Agriculture to fight wildfires in the west.

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2014

FACT SHEET: Emergency Supplemental Request to Address the Increase in Child and Adult Migration from Central America in the Rio Grande Valley Areas of the Southwest Border

While overall rates of apprehensions across our Southwest border remain at near historic lows, apprehensions and processing of children and individuals from Central America crossing the border in the Rio Grande Valley have continued at high rates. The Administration continues to address this urgent humanitarian situation with a whole-of government response which includes efforts by the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Justice (DOJ) to deploy additional enforcement resources — including immigration judges, Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorneys, and asylum officers — to focus on individuals and adults traveling with children from Central America and entering without authorization across the Southwest border. Part of this surge includes detention of adults traveling with children, as well as expanded use of the Alternatives to Detention program, to avoid a more significant humanitarian situation. DHS is working to secure additional space that satisfies applicable legal and humanitarian standards for detention of adults with children. This surge of resources means that cases are processed fairly and as quickly as possible, ensuring the protection of asylum seekers and refugees while enabling the prompt removal of individuals who do not qualify for asylum or other forms of relief from removal. Finally, to attack the criminal organizations and smuggling rings that are exploiting these individuals, agencies are surging law enforcement task forces in cooperation with our international partners, with a focus on stepped-up interdiction and prosecution.

Under the President’s direction, the Administration also continues to work closely with our Mexican and Central American partners to address the root causes of this problem, stem the flow of adults and unaccompanied children into the United States, and expand capacity to receive and reintegrate repatriated migrants. Following the Vice President’s June 20 meeting with leaders from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico, to discuss our shared responsibility for promoting security, these countries committed to working together and with the United States to address the immediate humanitarian situation as well as the long-term challenges. Secretary Kerry met with leaders from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras on July 1st in Panama, and in his remarks highlighted some of the challenges driving migration, the importance of applying the law and combating misinformation, and working together with Central American partners to address these challenges. We are working with our Central American partners, nongovernmental organizations, and other influential voices to send a clear message to potential migrants so that they understand the significant dangers of this journey and to make clear that they are not eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals process or earned citizenship provisions that are part of comprehensive immigration reform pending in the Congress. As part of this effort, we have also committed foreign assistance resources to improve capacity of these countries to receive and reintegrate returned individuals and address the underlying security and economic issues that cause migration.

While the Administration is working across all of these channels, we are eager to work with the Congress to ensure that sufficient resources and authorities exist to continue our efforts. That is why today the President is requesting a $3.7 billion supplemental appropriation focused on:

· Deterrence, including increased detainment and removal of adults with children and increased immigration court capacity to speed cases

· Enforcement, including enhanced interdiction and prosecution of criminal networks, increased surveillance, and expanded collaborative law enforcement task force efforts

· Foreign Cooperation, including improved repatriation and reintegration, stepped-up public information campaigns, and efforts to address the root causes of migration

· Capacity, including increased detainment, care, and transportation of unaccompanied children

The supplemental appropriation broken down below would fund activities at the Departments of, Homeland Security (DHS), Justice (DOJ), State and other International Programs, and Health and Human Services (HHS).

The Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement - $1.1 billion

This proposal would provide the Department of Homeland Security a total of $1.1 billion for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Of this total:

· $116 million would pay for transportation costs associated with the significant rise in apprehensions of unaccompanied children;

· $109 million would provide for immigration and customs enforcement efforts, including expanding the Border Enforcement Security Task Force program, doubling the size of vetted units in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and expanding investigatory activities by ICE Homeland Security Investigations; and

· $879 million would pay for detention and removal of apprehended undocumented adults traveling with children, expansion of alternatives to detention programs for these individuals, and additional prosecution capacity for adults with children who cross the border unlawfully.

The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection - $433 million

This proposal would provide the Department of Homeland Security a total of $433 million for Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Of this total:

· $364 million would pay for operational costs of responding to the significant rise in apprehensions of unaccompanied children and families, including overtime and temporary duty costs for Border Patrol agents, contract services and facility costs to care for children while in CBP custody, and medical and transportation service arrangements;

· $29 million for CBP to expand its role in Border Enforcement Security Task Force programs, increasing information-sharing and collaboration among the participating law enforcement agencies combatting transnational crime; and

· $39.4 million to increase air surveillance capabilities that would support 16,526 additional flight hours for border surveillance and 16 additional crews for unmanned aerial systems to improve detection and interdiction of illegal activity.

The Department of Justice - $64 million

This proposal would provide the Department of Justice a total of $64 million. Of the total:

· $45.4 million would be to hire approximately 40 additional immigration judge teams, including those anticipated to be hired on a temporary basis. This funding would also expand courtroom capacity including additional video conferencing and other equipment in support of the additional immigration judge teams. These additional resources, when combined with the FY 2015 Budget request for 35 additional teams, would provide sufficient capacity to process an additional 55,000 to 75,000 cases annually.

· $2.5 million would be used to expand the legal orientation program that provides assistance to adults and custodians of children in the immigration court system.

· $15 million to provide direct legal representation services to children in immigration proceedings.

· $1.1 million to hire additional immigration litigation attorneys to support Federal agencies involved in detainee admission, regulation, and removal actions.

Department of State and Other International Programs - $300 million

This proposal would provide $300 million to the Department of State. Of the total:

· $295 million would support efforts to repatriate and reintegrate migrants to Central America, to help the governments in the region better control their borders, and to address the underlying root causes driving migration, i.e. creating the economic, social, governance, and citizen security conditions to address factors that are contributing to significant increases in migration to the United States. Beyond initial assistance, continued funding for repatriation and reintegration activities will be contingent on sustained progress and cooperation by the Central American countries.

· $5 million would support State Department media campaigns in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, targeting potential migrants and their families. The campaigns will emphasize the dangers of the journey, deliver the message that unaccompanied children are not given a permit to stay in the U.S., and highlight a shared community responsibility for the welfare of unaccompanied children. Funds would also support youth programs to develop skills and leadership among potential migrants.

The Department of Health and Human Services - $1.8 billion

This proposal would provide an additional $1.8 billion for HHS to provide the appropriate care for unaccompanied children, consistent with Federal law, while maintaining services for refugees. With these funds, HHS will have the resources to be able to care for the children currently projected to come into the custody of the Department of Homeland Security while putting in place more stable, cost-effective arrangements for these children going forward. The proposal would also support the ongoing HHS medical response activities for unaccompanied children to address the surge at Border Patrol facilities.

Without supplemental funding, absent undertaking extraordinary measures, agencies will not have sufficient resources to adequately address this situation. HHS will be unable to address the influx of children by securing sufficient shelter capacity with the number of children held at Border Patrol stations continuing to increase, for longer periods of time. Going forward, HHS will be unable to set-up more stable, cost-effective arrangements for these children, Border Patrol agents will have to be re-assigned to child care duties from their border security work, and ICE will lack the resources needed to sufficiently expand detention and removal capacity for adults with children who cross the border illegally. In addition, without additional funds, DOJ will be unable to keep pace with its growing caseload, leading to longer wait times for those cases already on the docket. And absent dedicated resources in Central American countries, we will not make progress on the larger drivers of this humanitarian crisis. For these reasons, supplemental resources are urgently needed to continue forward with the aggressive response that the Administration has deployed to date.


41 posted on 07/08/2014 9:26:08 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Last Dakotan

If the ‘states’ were made to pay...without any Federal subs. you’d see Governors taking a stand real fast!


42 posted on 07/08/2014 9:52:23 AM PDT by caww
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To: Last Dakotan

If the ‘states’ were made to pay...without any Federal subs. you’d see Governors taking a stand real fast!


43 posted on 07/08/2014 9:52:23 AM PDT by caww
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To: kristinn
Every other time the piece of crap in the White House asked for more money it ended up buying more democrat votes.

Its long past time to stop taking this a-hole seriously.

44 posted on 07/08/2014 11:31:00 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: kristinn

Then let them fund raise off the loony left then but I see no reason why my tax money goes to support illegals who break our laws.


45 posted on 07/08/2014 12:05:35 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: kristinn

I believe that there are soldiers in base and marines in camp right now who could patrol that border, while the air force could also use some training by flying along the border too.

More detention units mean more places to let illegals get their free food, health care etc.
More judges hand picked by Bozo the clown to give more amnesty decisions , and more border patrol units to be told to house and feed, and rescue them over the border to here.

Is there any republicans left which actually understands that Bozo lies?


46 posted on 07/08/2014 12:09:14 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: kristinn

I will not be alive to read the news probably in twenty years but I fully believe that the news, in twenty years, will be saying that the wave of children that came into our nation, during this time will have been found by one fifth, to have been sexually abused and fully one fifth were made to be child sex slaves. Twenty year prediction, which both sides of the aisle, in our government will ignore as will the general public. Because nobody wants to believe fully one fifth will wind up as child sex slaves in our nation. My prediction I believe will stand up in twenty years and crazy as it sounds there is another reason so many children are being sent north and it isn’t simply for new voters. Wonder if a study has ever been made of which way children that are sold into sex slavery vote once of legal age to vote?


47 posted on 07/08/2014 12:24:55 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hannity stole your idea on chartered airplanes. He proposed it on the show this afternoon.


48 posted on 07/08/2014 12:59:23 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: kristinn
WHITE HOUSE WANTS MORE MONEY TO IMPORT MORE ILLEGAL ALIENS

F*** THAT!

49 posted on 07/08/2014 1:36:54 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: VerySadAmerican
What are the odds congress will give him what he wants?

The odds are 10,000% he will get what he wants. The rats will throw 50 decks of race cards at the Pubbies, and they will cave in two seconds. The gutless old party would rather lose a nuclear war, than be called racists. The Obungler will get everything he wants, and more.

50 posted on 07/08/2014 4:07:03 PM PDT by Mark17 (Nero and Obama? Not different, except Nero was a better guitar player, without a pen and phone.)
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