Obama Seeks Nearly $4 Billion For Immigration Crisis

Border Security

New York Times – President Obama is requesting almost $4 billion in emergency funding from Congress to deal with an immigration crisis from a wave of children traveling without parents surging across the southern border of the United States, according to a report from The New York Times.

The request, which is almost twice the amount as officials had previously said would be necessary, would increase spending on immigration judges, border patrol agents, new detention facilities and aerial surveillance, the report states.

Approximately half the money would be used to improve care for the children while they were furthered into the deportation process, according to the report.

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13 comments

  • Sarah 300

    December 23, 2008 President Bush signed into a law the TRAFFICKING PROTECTION REAUTHORIZATION ACT. This law mandates that illegal alien children be transferred to HHS
    Office of Refugee Settlement within twenty-four hours of setting foot on USA soil or reasonably thereafter.

    We must enforce Bush 43’s law.

    • Tom

      This law should be changed ASAP unless you support your being country transformed into a third-world welfare state. Which I’m sure you do.

    • Arnold Fudpucker

      You faill to mention that obumma has invited these vermin to our country. He told us he wanted to “tranform” the country and he is doing so, that being the only promise he has kept. Now he has another way to produce gubbamint dependents i.e. demoncrat voters, and spend everyone else’s money. Try to imagine what good could be done with that two billion bucks he wants to provide for these leeches.

  • Tom

    Now you decide to report on this “crisis” because your messiah needs money. This is only a crisis for American citizens, but not for the government. Why? Because this was a planned event. There is a reason why Obama wants all these illegals flooding the country – more potential welfare-seeking, mooching democrat voters to keep the criminals in office. Anyone who believes otherwise is a ignorant fool or a complicit supporter of the Criminal-in-Chief.

    • Sarah 300

      You are recommending reading material from Pat Buchanan? A racist and anti-semetic man? He questions whether the Holocaust even took place.

      This is Pat Buchanan’s quote: “Those of us in childhood during the war years were introduced to Hitler only as caricature. … Though Hitler was indeed racist and anti-Semitic to the core, a man who without compunction could commit murder and genocide, he was also an individual of great courage, a soldier’s soldier in the Great War, a political organizer of the first rank, a leader steeped in the history of Europe, who possessed oratorical powers that could awe even those who despised him.”

      Remember it was Reagan who gave amnesty to twelve million immigrants.

  • Sarah 300

    Tom I agree with you about changing the law. Arnie you are wrong about your rhetoric of the President inviting them here and you are dead wrong to call children leeches. That is beyond sickening. Remember the song “Jesus loves the little children of the world”?

    Per Reuters News Agency, a non-biased group:

    Central America, a key transshipment point for drug smuggling between South America and the United States, has a long history of gang violence and the problem has mushroomed in recent years owing to turf wars fought by ruthless Mexican drug cartels. Honduras has the world’s highest murder rate, according to a report released by the United Nations in April.

    Besides seeking the additional funding, Obama has said he wants more tools to speed the children’s deportation. He has yet to submit a formal request for legislation expanding the Department of Homeland Security’s ability to expel the children while circumventing lengthy immigration court procedures.

    In vowing to swiftly return the children to their home countries, Obama risks the wrath of Hispanic-American allies who look to him to act on his own to loosen, not strengthen, immigration rules.

    Seeking to make the request more politically acceptable to lawmakers, the White House added $615 million in urgently needed money to fight summer wildfires raging in western states. This brought the total funding request to $4.315 billion.

  • Kevin

    I say open the border so the usa can hurry up the process of hitting rock bottom. Then the liberals will crawl into the nearest cave.

    • Sarah 300

      First let me assure you, we in the USA have an all volunteer military. Therefore men and women are there because they choose to be. If anything bad happens our country is well protected militarily. You, yourself have mentioned your weapons cache. Your prognostication is absurd.
       
      The military industrial complex is always at the ready. Look at the F-22. A billion dollars a jet but not good enough. Lockheed is building a ‘better’ design? President Eisenhower warned us about the military industrial complex involving serving politicians and business. Kickbacks are rampant.

      Liberals will not be in caves hiding, they have never hidden, they will use diplomacy. It does work. Look at Ukraine for instance.  If you expect the USA to become involved again in a war in the Middle East, public opinion is not with you. There will always be war and rumors of war but judiciously we shall hopefully stay out of the Middle East. Always. They enjoy religious wars which we need to keep our nose out of and mind our own business. They don’t even like us, just our arms and our money. Even the Iraqi Army has now begun to fight against ISIS.

      WWII is the last war in which we SHOULD have been involved with. Wars since then have been wasteful political wars. Men died. Women died. Children died. All needlessly. (Maybe Grenada?)
      Vote Republican if you want more war. Frankly I have had enough and our poor soldiers, like Vietnam soldiers, see the ridiculousness of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. They come home maimed and suffer from PTSD or other ailments.  The Iraq and Afghan war should have never happened, except the money machine was in FULL throttle.

      Did you know Dick Cheney’s Haliburton (KBR) is still delivering water, medical supplies, food stuffs, to the American Embassy in Iraq? From Qatar in fact.  Iraq’s water supply is tainted from repeated bombings. Billions in taxpayer monies are footing the bill. Why is no one upset about that?

      I feel sad inside that you have a desire to see our great nation hit rock bottom. You are an American and a resident of the greatest country in the world. You should feel pride when you see the American flag.

  • Carolyn E Buchanan

    I dont wan’t to see no child go without anything,i think obama should,take the money to mexico.and fix what ever the problem is over there,and maybe they won’t be coming over here,other. country.think it’s all that here and it is not,people over here or suffering to,like that old saying.feed a man a fish he will come back,but if u teach him how to fish,he want come back for fish.same with people.i was alway’s told nothing is free. c buch

    • Sarah 300

      Carolyn, these children are not from Mexico, ninety per cent are from Central America. The ten per cent are from other countries with very few Mexican children. Guatemala is the murder capital of the world. No parent wants to send their child away, but the parents are doing it to save their precious children’s lives. Do some study on Central America. You will see why mothers risk so much to ship their kids to the USA. Bush 43 signed a law into effect that we are required to accept children that are not from from countries that border the USA. This isn’t about fishing.

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