Skip to comments.Obama: Give $3.7B For Border I Said Was Secure In '12
Posted on 07/08/2014 4:10:24 PM PDT by jazusamo
Immigration: During his re-election campaign, President Obama said emphatically that the southwestern border was secure. Now he wants billions to cope with the flood of illegals crossing that very border.
According to various news accounts, the number of illegals coming across the border has surged to 35,000 month. In just the past few months, more than 50,000 unaccompanied children crossed over, creating a huge humanitarian crisis.
How can this possibly be happening?
After all, didn't Obama tell us when he ran for re-election that the border with Mexico was secure?
As a matter of fact, he did. Many times. In a 2011 speech in El Paso, Obama ripped Republicans for holding up immigration legislation because of border security concerns. "Over the past two years we have answered those concerns," he said. "We have strengthened border security beyond what many believed was possible."
"The Border Patrol has 20,000 agents more than twice as many as there were in 2004," he said, adding that the border "fence is now basically complete."
A year later, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told lawmakers: "Simply put, the Obama administration has undertaken the most serious and sustained actions to secure the Southwest border in our nation's history."
And this is to say nothing of Obama's 2008 campaign promise to secure the border using "additional personnel, infrastructure and technology."
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John Boehner, impeach the turkey in the White House now.
Nancy Pelosi is taking a verbal butt kicking on twitter for this tweet.
>>Congress should meet the President’s request for emergency fundsthe humanitarian needs of children at our southern border requires it.<<
A $billion for alligators?
Thanks! She should be taking a butt kicking for that.
A lot of them may be children but they’re illegal invaders and should be deported now.
$600 million of that request is for fighting forest fires.
Are the illegals torching our national forests and landmarks?
I saw that earlier today. 0bama and the RATS are shameless, it’s a ruse to get the bill passed because that $600 million should be a separate bill.
I hope the HOR doesn’t save Obama’s arse. The only money should be for one way tickets home. And no more benefits to non citizens!
Screw him. He’ll give away more Obama bucks. He’d never be truthful of how it’ll be spent.
She’s a twit.
Great graphic...That wouldn’t have too used many times and the people in Washington would become pro America in a hurry.
It’ll be shovel ready too....
Ohhhh, they’ll all laugh about it.
Ha, ha, ha, ha....
The money won’t secure the border. It will go to community organizations, La Raza, SEIU, bureaucrats, lawyers, buses, nanny’s, and other crap.
Not one peso to the moolie!
Not No but h$&& NO!
“”I hope the HOR doesnt save Obamas arse””
I read earlier today (I’ve been reading this crap all day) that the Senate Appropriations Committee is considering this request. WHY? Why wouldn’t the House be the ones considering it? My brain has become mush after all this.
the congress should grant the money only if it all goes to building and completing the border fence. If not, then the congress should divert the funding that supports the WH to build the fence. If the illegals know they can’t get in then they’ll stop coming. That is the human thing to do.
That border fence should have been built long ago, at least in the most important areas and they could keep working on it in other areas.
Current leaders in neither party want it, they know it would be a huge improvement over what we have now.
I loved it when Krauthammer said if fences don’t work why is there one at the White House.