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Dems want immediate border action ($3.7 billion takes care of everything)
The Hill ^ | 7/09/14 | Mike Lillis

Posted on 07/09/2014 4:26:41 PM PDT by Libloather

House Democratic leaders are amplifying their calls for Republicans to take immediate action on President Obama's request for emergency funds on the southern border.

Rep. Xavier Becerra (Calif.), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, emerged from a closed-door meeting of the group on Wednesday to say there's “a general consensus” that Congress should pass Obama's $3.7 billion package immediately.

“There's generally a sense that we need to act,” Becerra said, “and so we should try to act as quickly as we can.”

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Texas Democrat who recently visited the border, described dismal conditions among the young detainees and urged Republicans to approve the emergency funding as soon as possible.

“It is important that the emergency supplemental is passed to include more judges, more resources for Border Patrol and border cities, [and] ICE officers, so the law can be adhered to,” Jackson Lee said.

The Democrats' calls for urgency are facing some hurdles across the aisle, where conservatives are already pushing back hard against Obama's request.

Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) said Wednesday that, despite GOP criticisms that Obama has habitually abused his executive authority, in the case of the border migrants “the president is not using the administrative capabilities that he has.”

“That’s the problem,” Fleming said.

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), a Tea Party favorite often at odds with his leadership, also suggested the administration can tackle the crisis without congressional action.

“I think it’s a charade,” he said. “I think the president has set it up to make it look as though the only reason he’s not enforcing the border is that he doesn’t have the money, and that’s not accurate.”

On Wednesday, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) reiterated that he’s asking Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) and a border working group, led by Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), to examine Obama's proposal and report back to GOP leaders about possible next steps.

“I'll await what they've got to say,” Boehner told reporters in the Capitol.

The border working group is expected to provide its first update to the House GOP conference on July 15.

Other top Republicans are wary that Obama's request — which includes $1.8 billion to provide “appropriate care” for the migrants and $1.1 billion to bolster border security — dedicates too much money to processing and not enough to discouraging the migrants to begin with.

Many Republicans, including Boehner, have urged Obama to call the National Guard to the border to help manage the crisis.

Fleming said that strategy would be in line with the growing sentiment “that we should move them back to the countries that they came from.”

“What we would want is solid border security, put the military or at least the National Guard on the border,” Fleming said. “That should be the first thing before we do anything else.”

Becerra was quick to reject those arguments, charging that, “Whoever's saying that doesn't recognize the crisis.”

He noted that border security is not what's lacking in a situation where the migrants are voluntarily turning themselves over to the authorities in hopes of getting asylum status.

“What will they [the National Guard] do to deter [people]?” Becerra asked. “All they'll do is be there the way the Border Patrol is ready to receive these folks. … So it's not only a false claim, it's a misunderstanding of the problem.”

The Democrats said the ultimate solution lies, not in whatever policy is adopted at the border, but in putting international pressure on certain Central American governments to root out corruption, tackle drug violence and stabilize conditions so residents won't want to leave to begin with.

“If you deter that, you don't have the crisis on the border,” Becerra said.

“We need action,” Becerra added. “We don't need people who are misguided in what they think we should do.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: action; aliens; billion; border; dems
How much wall does $3.7 billion build?
1 posted on 07/09/2014 4:26:41 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

The criminal dems created this situation. They are, along with the law enforcement wing of the federal government, actively engaged in human trafficking into America’s interior. Now they are making ransom demands.


2 posted on 07/09/2014 4:31:35 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Libloather

3 posted on 07/09/2014 4:33:43 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Libloather
Here we go again. All of a sudden just like with the Stimulus and Obamacare, we need to haul ass and pass something that wastes more money or else "the problem" will proliferate in spades.

This money is going to be used to pay the lawyers that are helping the illegals get citizenship.

I HATE F'ing Democrats

4 posted on 07/09/2014 4:34:15 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The country is being billed for its own execution.


5 posted on 07/09/2014 4:36:14 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Libloather

House Democratic leaders are amplifying their calls for Republicans to take immediate action on President Obama’s request for emergency funds on the southern border.


IOW, the Dems need some walkin’ around money for the mid-terms.


6 posted on 07/09/2014 4:37:53 PM PDT by bushbuddy
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To: Libloather
How much wall does $3.7 billion build?

The better question is how much of the $3.7 billion is laundered thru unions to Bolshies?

There is very little chance any of the money will go anywhere near where the problem is. The only solution I can think of is for the House to appropriate funds that go directly to the States and let the Bolshecrats and OdumBO reject it.

7 posted on 07/09/2014 4:41:17 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Libloather

That’s $1.895M/mile, $359/ft for fencing.


8 posted on 07/09/2014 4:41:22 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Libloather

How about the Dem’s cough up the 8/9 trillion they have already pissed off (well,aren’t they all rich?),then we can talk business.


9 posted on 07/09/2014 4:41:56 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

does anyone really think that $3.7 billion is all they want??

That is hardly a start for them


10 posted on 07/09/2014 4:44:13 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

Welfare for government lawyers and judges!

Despicable!

The immigrant waifs are pawns!


11 posted on 07/09/2014 4:45:47 PM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Libloather

Some how whenever dems want billions, it’s always a
crisis. Funny how that works eh?
Wonder how many millions would end up going to facilitators,
coyotes, and dem pockets. How much to NGO immigration “reformers”.


12 posted on 07/09/2014 4:47:43 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Libloather

It could pass tomorrow, and nothing would happen for months. They would have to hire people and then train them. Obama, as the Chief Executive of The United States, should be coordinating ALL the resources of the federal government for this. Unfortunately, the Democrats elected a man to be our President who had no executive experience.

All senior executives should be knowledgeable of, and experienced with, the four main functions of management.

1. Planning
2. Organizing
3. Leadership
4. Coordination

Look at what he’s doing. He’s playing pool and blaming the Republicans. He is failing miserably.


13 posted on 07/09/2014 4:50:09 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Libloather

Isn’t it amazing that raising taxes and spending money can cure any problem from cooling the climate to persuading illegals not to come here?


14 posted on 07/09/2014 4:53:43 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
This money is going to be used to pay the lawyers that are helping the illegals get citizenship.

AND UNSKILLED LABOR, NOT WHAT OUR FOUNDERS INTENDED FOR IMMIGRATION!

Roger Sherman was an early American lawyer and politician, as well as a Founding Father of the United States.

presumed it was intended by the Convention, who framed the Constitution,
that Congress should have the power of naturalization, in order to prevent
particular States receiving citizens, and forcing them upon others who would
not have received them in any other manner.

In this case the Federal Government (POTUS) is in direct violation of the Founders intent
and the Constitution of the United States of America. DIRECT VIOLATION!

15 posted on 07/09/2014 4:54:32 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: SpaceBar

Just found a new tag line. Profound. Thanks SB


16 posted on 07/09/2014 4:54:45 PM PDT by upchuck (The country is being billed for its own execution. ~ h/t: SpaceBar)
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To: Libloather
No

Maybe they can find some of those shovel ready stimulus funds they have yet to account for.

I know what they wanted the shovel for.
17 posted on 07/09/2014 4:57:32 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Libloather
If the Congress approves this they will be in essence passing law authorizing the
Naturalization of all those illegals. The RATS know this, and they are being DUPED again!!
18 posted on 07/09/2014 4:57:50 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Libloather

Free fax to your Senators and Rep - https://www.numbersusa.com/sendfax


19 posted on 07/09/2014 4:59:02 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RightGeek

Give $1,000 and a free bus ticket to all who will leave and the problem will be solved for 1/10th the cost.


20 posted on 07/09/2014 5:12:49 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Libloather

Hey Barry! Why don’t you and your ‘RAT comrades hold a few fundraisers and raise the 3.7 billion yourselves? Why should the American taxpayers get stuck with the bill for your fiasco? Better yet, the refuse down at the U.N. dinosaur referred to Barry’s Kids as “refugees”. “Refugees” paying “coyotes” five to twenty-five grand to smuggle them into the land of the big piñata is new. If these invaders are “refugees”, why the hell doesn’t the bozos at the UN pick up the bill for this invasion?


21 posted on 07/09/2014 5:13:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Libloather

Can’t the House re-appropriate the Funds from say the White House travel budget??


22 posted on 07/09/2014 5:16:36 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Libloather

$3.7B

Oppty for the repubs.

Come up with a specific detailed and timelined $3.7B plan to finally fix this immigration problem. Pass it in congress and then tell obama that they have agreed to pass his amount, and it is ready for his sig. Wait for fireworks....


23 posted on 07/09/2014 5:17:40 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: ForYourChildren

Won’t work. Bambi will sign it, take the money, and spend it the way he wants.


24 posted on 07/09/2014 5:24:10 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Libloather; All

Help.. Anybody have a link to the bill?


25 posted on 07/09/2014 5:39:32 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Libloather

How about stopping millions of dollars to those countries. Dollars that we give them to help with their border security.

Reverse baby border amendment
Reverse Feinstein bill


26 posted on 07/09/2014 6:01:48 PM PDT by Engedi
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To: Libloather

Congressmen should go to the camps and hospitals, talk to the doctors and kids before allocating any money.


27 posted on 07/09/2014 9:44:19 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: RightGeek

I live in Kalifornia, that fax would be useless.


28 posted on 07/09/2014 9:48:00 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: ForYourChildren
$3.7B spread over 65,000 illegals is roughly $60k per kid. There's certainly far more loot, payoff, graft, corruption in that than an average Low Information Voter can do anything beyond drool over.

No way should "dealing with" this problem--for the moment ignoring who's responsible for foisting a fix onto US taxpayers--cost such an amount of money.

Corral, feed, cloth, clean, house, transport the boat anchors: $50/day/kid. Send 'em back to points south: $300/kid, hence a total of $1k/kid before they're back in their mother country.

Looks to me as if 1/60th of their requested money really ought to do it. That is, $62M, OK, $100M with generous overhead.

HF

29 posted on 07/10/2014 7:48:16 AM PDT by holden
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