Skip to comments.Sen. Richard Shelby says Obama administration's lack of immigration enforcement will cost U.S.
Posted on 07/11/2014 6:33:12 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Alabama's senior Senator said he is concerned the White House's request for billions of dollars to care for illegal children flooding across America's border may be just the first such request made by the Obama administration.
Shelby spoke to Fox News before Senate hearings related to the growing crisis on the border, where as many as 50,000 young illegal aliens have crossed into the U.S. since October. The children are being detained at U.S. military bases and President Barack Obama is asking for $3.7 billion for housing and increased border security.
Shelby, R-AL, said the government will have to borrow the money and "it won't be the end."
"That's $15,000 for each child that's here. That's a lot of money. We need to send them back as soon as we can," he said. "Today it is 50,000 (children), tomorrow it could be 100,000 and then 700,000."
Shelby said the children, most of them teenagers, are being encouraged to come to the U.S. by their parents.
"We need to be mindful these are children. We have humane thoughts in us. At the same time, we have laws and we ought to enforce the laws," he said.
0bama is sure costing us a lot of money..he doesn’t care about our future
Congress should Do, talk not.
Wadda ya mean, “cost the US.” It already has cost us, and it will continue to cost us in ways in the future that will probably be tragic.
somebody had to state the obvious..
Well DUH! Tell Congress that. Obama already knows. Everything he’s oing is intentional. It should be obvious by now he’s being directed by outside forces.
Their macdaddy is encouraging the kids to go. Their macdaddy is encouraging the parents to send them.
He doesn’t care about our future, he doesn’t care about our lives.
I’m not saying I would have like Hillary, but the Dems really screwed up when they nominated Zero.
For five and half years, Obama creates a crises or allows them to happen, builds up a big huge GOP straw man in some boiler plate speech, burns it to the ground, and hits the golf course. I feel like I’m living in bizarro land.
With all that said, the GOP really should pass a law where we treat central American kids the same as we treat Mexican and Canada kids. If that gets signed by Obama, I’ll be shocked. On the other hand, if he signs it, perhaps the precedent for step-wise and rational border control will have begun.
These "children" would like to rob and kill us.
Call your congressman!
I didn’t get a response to an e-mail, so called their office today and was very forceful.
Close the border & no money to Zero.
And deport the criminaliens!
Stop this nonsense.
Hear hear, Senator!
Give them the $$$ but attach provisions banning Obama’s defered amnesty program and allowing states like AZ to enforce immigration law.
This is so easy its not funny, its sad.
Does the Media care about this country? It is a feeding frenzy every time a hint of racism takes place. Who made the Media experts on everything under the sun? Most of these so called “cream of the crop” journalists were not educated to concentrate on a particular subject. When they get the job hired to report the news, they become “know it alls.” They must take orders from the top going along with the program. They are only punished if they decide to not
repeat the liberal Democratic Party line.
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