Congress has come back with their answer, or so it says, to Obama’s request for $3.7 billion for the crisis along the border. But what is this money going towards?
According to Business Insider (the story here) the White House is going to use the money in the following:
• The largest amount would go to the Department of Health and Human Services, for which the White House is requesting an additional $1.8 billion to care for the unaccompanied children. “With these funds, HHS will have the resources to be able to care for the children currently projected to come into the custody of the Department of Homeland Security while putting in place more stable, cost-effective arrangements for these children going forward,” the White House said.
• The Department of Homeland Security is seeking $1.1 billion for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as well as an additional $433 million for Customs and Border Protection. A large chunk of that sum would go toward the detention and removal of apprehended undocumented adults traveling with children, additional prosecution capacity for those adults, and overtime and duty costs for existing and additional Border Patrol agents.
• A total of $64 million would go to the Department of Justice, most of which would go toward hiring 40 additional immigration judge teams to speed up deportation proceedings. The White House said this would help process an additional 55,000-75,000 cases each year.
• About $300 million would go to the State Department under the proposal, most of which would go toward “efforts to repatriate and reintegrate migrants to Central America.” About $5 million of the total would go toward media messaging, in which the administration would highlight the dangerous nature of migrating from Central America to the U.S. and emphasize those who do enter the U.S. will not be given permission to stay.
Is this request a stop-gap to shore up a crisis. A way to get Congress to provide more money to other programs? A lot of the money sounds good on paper. $1.1 billion for immigration and customs enforcement, and about $433 million to the Customs and Border protection.
There is even money going for additional judges and means to deport illegals.
All this money, and yet Michelle Obama has already undermined it all. The biggest problem is the flow of illegals into the country. That is why the administration is asking for $3.7 billion. They come here because the left is asking for amnesty for illegals.
That’s exactly what Michelle Obama stated earlier in New York City:
“So make no mistake about it, we have to keep on fighting as hard as we can on immigration, and as my husband has said, he’s going to do whatever administrative action it takes to fix this broken system.” Michelle Obama told a crowd of Latino. before stating. “We cannot afford to wait on Congress to lift up our next generation. We can’t afford to wait on anybody when it comes to our kids’ future. Your grandparents and parents didn’t wait for opportunities to come to them. No, they packed up their families and moved to this country for a better life.”
She is right, many did pack up, move, then many worked to become legal citizens. Amnesty does not solve the problem, but compounds the problem costing the US taxpayer even more money.