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DHS Secretary: ICE to Run Out of Money Next Month Without Supplemental Funding
Pajamas Media ^ | 07/16/2014 | Bill Straub

Posted on 07/16/2014 7:48:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

WASHINGTON – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson expressed confidence that the federal government can successfully deal with the surge of unaccompanied children crossing the southern border but it likely will cost billions of dollars to deal with the ongoing crisis.

In testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Johnson urged lawmakers to adopt the $3.7 billion plan proposed by President Obama, warning that revenues are running low in the Department of Homeland Security because of outlays already used to address the situation.

Without the supplemental funding, Johnson told lawmakers, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will run out of money sometime in mid-August, forcing the Department of Homeland Security to divert funds from other critical programs to maintain operations.

Meanwhile, Johnson said, the Department of Health and Human Services will find itself unable to secure sufficient shelter capacity, leading to more children being held at short-term border patrol processing stations for longer periods of time. Border Patrol agents will have to be reassigned to assist at facilities housing the children rather than carrying out their duties along the Rio Grande.

“In cooperation with the other agencies of our government that are dedicating resources to the effort, with the support of Congress, and in cooperation with the governments of Mexico and Central America, I believe we can stem this tide and address the broader issues,” Johnson said. “The requested supplemental funding is critical to enabling the Department to fulfill its mission and address the dramatic surge in unaccompanied children and families in a manner that maintains border security and reflects our laws and values.”

But it appears unlikely that the White House will succeed in its effort. Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said Friday that the request is “too much money — we don’t need it.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; dhs; ice; immigration; jehjohnson

1 posted on 07/16/2014 7:48:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Gee, that’s too bad...


2 posted on 07/16/2014 7:51:06 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: SeekAndFind

Take what they need from Mooch’s vacation “budget”


3 posted on 07/16/2014 7:51:12 AM PDT by dontBSme
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To: SeekAndFind

Why bother, they aren’t doing the job anyway.


4 posted on 07/16/2014 7:51:50 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, apparently, they weren’t doing a damned thing anyway that amounts to protecting our borders.


5 posted on 07/16/2014 7:53:06 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

The taxpayers continue to fund the Civil War II
declared against them as the EXEMPT take another
day off.

Invasion. Infection. Secrecy.


6 posted on 07/16/2014 7:53:53 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: SeekAndFind

As if anyone believes an Obamadork selected official.

Shove it up your open borders Obamahole, Johnson.

(Carefully avoiding “Johnson” jokes here. Move along, move along.)


7 posted on 07/16/2014 7:53:56 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind

I crossed the border on the weekend of July 4th - going IN to Canada.

I saw something I never saw before - CBT/DHS agents lined-up, stopping all cars going into Canada, to ask questions about purpose of trip, destination, etc... I had always thought controls on citizens leaving the country were unconstitutional....

My other thought - they can afford 40 agents to question drivers going North, but can’t do anything about the flood of illegals walking across the Southern Border?

Tell them to get their priorities straight before giving more money.


8 posted on 07/16/2014 7:54:28 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: ecomcon

We had a saying back in my military days. “Sappers behind the wires.”

That’s what ICE and CPB are now.


9 posted on 07/16/2014 7:54:28 AM PDT by Gaffer
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10 posted on 07/16/2014 7:57:17 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not one penny will go to border security or enforcement.


11 posted on 07/16/2014 8:00:51 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: SeekAndFind
Without the supplemental funding, Johnson told lawmakers, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will run out of money sometime in mid-August, forcing the Department of Homeland Security to divert funds from other critical programs to maintain operations.

Ummm, Mr. Johnson, isn't that why you were appointed to your post, to deal with contingencies such as these? I suggest you get out your pencil and green eyeshades.

12 posted on 07/16/2014 8:03:52 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: Vendome

DHS should sell off their huge stock of ammo to pay for this.


13 posted on 07/16/2014 8:04:22 AM PDT by expat2
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To: Da Coyote
"You can call me Ray.
You can call me Jeh,
But you doesn't has to call me Johnson"
14 posted on 07/16/2014 8:06:57 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: PGR88

don’t worry ,tunnels are being built so you can safely escape


15 posted on 07/16/2014 8:07:41 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: SeekAndFind
ICE to Run Out of Money Next Month Without Supplemental Funding

But screw the communities where the Children-invaders are being relocated.

Those communities and states will end up footing a lot of the expense for the children relocated there. Yeah, the FED may promise to provide funds, but in the meantime ...

The $3.7 billion request is just another redistribution ploy. Much of that money would go to groups, companies, organizations run by Dem cronies. [Too bad that WE won't get to see how much they get in bonuses.]

Note that little, if any, of that $3.7 billion request goes to stem the tide of illegals or border control. That leaves the Administration available to request another several $billion in a few more months.
16 posted on 07/16/2014 8:11:31 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: SeekAndFind; All
well, Barrack "Bathhouse" 0'Muslim (and Eric, the Red),
aren't not lettin' them do their jobs, anyway...by DoJ Fiat.

17 posted on 07/16/2014 8:13:37 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Jihadist/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good. I hope most of the government “runs out of” money. Maybe then they will go out of business (be riffed).


18 posted on 07/16/2014 8:15:28 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Shut ICE down. They’re not doing anything productive.


19 posted on 07/16/2014 8:16:40 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, at this stage is ICE a net positive or negative to the country? Is it defending the border or facilitating the invasion more?


20 posted on 07/16/2014 8:18:44 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: SeekAndFind

isn’t our entire federal government living on borrowed time?


21 posted on 07/16/2014 8:20:32 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fine.

Take money out of the Department of Education’s budget, or the EPA’s budget to pay for the failure of Team Obama to enforce the border.


22 posted on 07/16/2014 8:23:33 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: VerySadAmerican

RE: Shut ICE down. They’re not doing anything productive.

So, what takes its place?

DoD?


23 posted on 07/16/2014 8:40:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Here’s an idea: DHS should auction off all of its inventory of guns and ammo and armored vehicles to pay for it,


24 posted on 07/16/2014 8:50:45 AM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours IRS!)
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To: SeekAndFind
How about we take all the money were were going to borrow and then give away to foreign countries, and use it to:

1) Fully fund border control and enforcement.

2) DEPORT illegal aliens.

2) BUILD A BLOODY WALL!!!

25 posted on 07/16/2014 9:26:27 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: SeekAndFind
No problem. Their job is to protect the border. It's not getting done. Money wasted. Send them home. Deploy the U.S. military on the border and repel the invasion. ICE has become a welcome wagon operation.
26 posted on 07/16/2014 9:27:37 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey, Jeh, tell your buddy Obama you need the money.

It’s his job to figure out where to shift funds from other agencies, like the useless State Department. Besides Citibank will be paying a $ 7 billion fine to the government for their mortgage shenanigans.

Tell Jack Lew to transfer half the funds to you.

Otherwise, get lost.


27 posted on 07/16/2014 9:34:14 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Night Hides Not
Clif High at HalfPastHuman indicated that an interagency battle over access to funds was coming in mid-July. The consequence would be that many DoD vendors would find the government defaulting on payments due. I took the warning seriously and have been positioning my household for months to bear the consequences of losing my job. This looks to be the triggering event. I'll be packing up my limited stuff in the room I rent in San Diego in preparation for my exit home to Idaho. My co-workers have been leaving at a steady pace for months to work for non-DoD contractor employers.
28 posted on 07/16/2014 9:34:44 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: SeekAndFind

The department should have a surplus given they haven’t done a damned thing over the last umpteen years.


29 posted on 07/16/2014 9:35:38 AM PDT by xander
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To: SeekAndFind

This administration and the media want to portray the border crisis as caused by conservatives being unwilling to appropriate the necessary funds and trying to shut down the government.

The truth is that this administration actually attacked states for trying to enforce immigration laws that are currently on the books.


30 posted on 07/16/2014 9:40:14 AM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: PGR88
I saw something I never saw before - CBT/DHS agents lined-up, stopping all cars going into Canada, to ask questions about purpose of trip, destination, etc... I had always thought controls on citizens leaving the country were unconstitutional....

Did you tell them to F off and go bite their pissident's frankfurter? I would.

31 posted on 07/16/2014 9:42:45 AM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Myrddin

You’ve been through this before.


32 posted on 07/16/2014 9:43:50 AM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: xander

This article made me think about the cost of the 3,000 so-called assault rifles sent to Mexico. At a $1,000 apiece, that would be $3 million.


33 posted on 07/16/2014 10:00:23 AM PDT by aimhigh (1 John 3:23)
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To: SeekAndFind
Not one more penny. Live within your budget. Can't do that? Get a new job.
34 posted on 07/16/2014 10:22:14 AM PDT by upchuck (The country is being billed for its own execution. ~ h/t: SpaceBar)
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To: steve86
You’ve been through this before.

Yes. Last year. We spent 3 years of effort to win a proposal. The "win" resulted in an IDIQ style award where you have to bid each set of tasks and payments from the pool of money identified in the proposal. The catch is that the "pool" may be empty because of sequestration or failure to actually fund the pool. It's just an empty paper promise. We already had a problem with getting things funded before the southern border invasion got underway. Another round of sequestration is coming next year. Frankly, I'm getting tired of being jerked around by the uncertainty of funding. There is no lack work to be done, just uncertainty about whether there will be money to pay for it.

35 posted on 07/16/2014 10:43:01 AM PDT by Myrddin
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