Skip to comments.Obama official says immigrant kids draining funds
Posted on 07/11/2014 5:16:41 PM PDT by mandaladon
WASHINGTON (AP) The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of child immigrants crossing the border illegally without their parents, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says.
Additionally, Customs and Border Protection, whose 20,000-plus Border Patrol agents are responsible for arresting illegal border crossers, will be out of money by mid-September at the "current burn rate," Johnson told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday as he defended the president's emergency budget request.
Johnson said if Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Border Patrol run out of money, the Homeland Security Department "would need to divert significant funds from other critical programs just to maintain operations."
While Johnson and other administration officials made their pitch for the extra money, outlines of a possible compromise to more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged. More than 57,000 child immigrants, mostly from Central America, have been caught crossing the Mexican border since Oct. 1.
Because of enormous backlogs in the immigration court system, the result in the current crisis is that minors streaming in from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala are released to relatives or others in the U.S. with notices to appear at long-distant court hearings that many of them never will attend.
Republicans demanded quicker deportations for Central American immigrant children, which the White House initially had supported but left out of its emergency spending proposal after complaints from immigrant advocates and some Democrats. On Thursday, the top House of Representatives and Senate Democrats pointedly left the door open to faster deportations.
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Yep, plane tickets are cheap (compared to alternative).
the kids invasion of the USA, which Obama created, is now his way of keeping his impeachable scandals off the front pages of the liberal media. How much has Obama’s Presidency cost this country?
Obama’s Mariel Boatlift Moment
The Cuban government eventually closed the Mariel harbor to would-be emigrants. Approximately 125,000 Cubans arrived at the United States’ shores in about 1,700 boats, creating large waves of people that overwhelmed the U.S. Coast Guard. 27 migrants died, including 14 on an overloaded boat that capsized on May 17, 1980. Upon their arrival, many Cubans were placed in refugee camps. Others were held in federal prisons pending deportation hearings.
Crowded conditions in South Florida immigration processing centers forced U.S. federal agencies to move many of the Marielitos to other centers in Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Camp Santiago, Puerto Rico, and Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. Federal civilian police agencies such as the General Services Administration’s Federal Protective Service provided officers to maintain order inside the gates of the relocation centers. Riots occurred at the Fort Chaffee center and some detainees escaped which became a campaign issue in the re-election defeat of Governor Bill Clinton.
Paging Captain Obvious
Gon’a cost a lot more before it is over with.
3.7 billion dollars, divided by 1,933 miles of border, equals almost two million dollars per mile. That could buy a lot of fence.
No problem, just take that “bonus money” away from the IRS, State Dept., DOJ, Homeland Security, VA, NSA, etc. and there will be more than enough. In fact, feed them “Moo food” but make sure that it is well wrapped so that when they throw it away it can be recovered and issued to the next illegal.
...maybe then it will resonate with the dem masses.
obama loves to spend our money without thinking much about the future...the people who voted for him do not care if he bankrupts the country.
Not to worry, the D.C. printing presses will just have to double down on the money printing.
When we, as a country, can no longer pay their largess (welfare, EBT, etc) they will start to care.
Wouldn't that be a shame if we left Homeland Security agency holding the bag. Maybe they would have less time to be interfering with the states.
It would also leave Obama with some egg on his face for the mismanagement of immigration. Obama's "Dreamer executive order" was done with his phone and his pen. Let him use his phone and his pen to pay for it.
no, lots of people do not care about anything...they live for today without a care about tomorrow...they may not even understand that they are alive. Ignorant people are now the majority. The media knows the average person thinks being informed is work.
1st lady of Guatemala says those immigrants are not refugees from violence.
And how come the headlines are always about kids when 80% of the 300,000+ were adults??
Shut down the ATF and we can hire 10,000 new Border Patrol Agents
We should find out where the busses are coming from and intercept them before they get here and pass out free t-shirts with “I Support Hobby Lobby” in big letters on it and with campaign pins on them also that say something like “VOTE GOP” and “CRUZ/PALIN 2016”. Tell them that if they wear these when they get off the bus in America they will be given amnesty. That would be priceless.
Won't get a dime from that appropriation
Put em on a troop transport.
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