June 12, 2019
They never stopped coming.
Is anyone in the government even keeping track of all the money that has been wasted on these asylum-seeking migrants?
The Senate Appropriations Committee plans to take up a supplemental spending bill next week to address the surge of migrants at the U.S. southern border, South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday.
The decision marked the first sign of movement on a stand-alone border funding bill, which President Donald Trump first requested on May 1. Republican leaders had tried to include the money in a $19.1 billion aid package for victims of natural disasters that cleared Congress last week, but Democrats objected, citing various concerns over family detention policies and information sharing about undocumented immigrants among federal agencies.
Those concerns may still need to be addressed in any legislation that moves forward, but both parties have acknowledged the need to better cope with what many lawmakers say is a humanitarian crisis at the border that shows no signs of easing. “It’s far past time to get serious about this to solve this problem,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday on the Senate floor, in urging speedy action.
A Senate appropriations aide said the exact size and content of the package was yet to be determined. In May, the White House requested a total of $4.5 billion, including $3.3 billion for the Health and Human Services and Homeland Security departments mainly to provide shelter and other basic necessities for thousands of unaccompanied children seeking to enter the U.S.
Trump’s supplemental request stopped short of seeking any additional money for a hotly contested border wall.
The biggest piece of the White House request, about $2.9 billion, would be used to provide shelter and other services for unaccompanied migrant children, including for an additional 23,600 beds. And HHS has warned that even that request may no longer be sufficient to keep up with the surge. As much as $1.4 billion in additional aid could be needed soon, it said.
“Today, there are 13,347 unaccompanied children that are the responsibility of the federal government,” Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said last week. “All of the money to take care of those kids runs out sometime in the next 30 days. The appropriation is gone, the transfer authority is about to be gone, and there is no money to take care of these kids.”
Another $391 million would be provided for DHS to set up processing facilities and shelters for families as well as unaccompanied children to receive food and medical attention before being transferred to other locations.
White people could start a lot of businesses with those billions. That’s a lot of money and the result of a lot of effort from our people.
Don’t be greedy, though. You have to spend all of it on the well-being of our guests. Yeah, they invited themselves in, but whatever — when they go low we go high.
These unaccompanied brown children are the responsibility of our government because any poor brown or black ape that reaches our territory is suddenly the responsibility of the United States of America, and this makes total sense because we actually want to encourage the billions of browns and blacks all around the world to move into America.
We have to show them that we care about them; then they’ll come.
Once all of Africa has moved into America and whites are a tiny minority, we’ll be redeemed of the burden of being white because everyone will either race-mix or die.
Besides, spending unlimited billions on asylum seekers is the right thing to do. Some of them are currently suffering under a bridge.
The photos showed migrant families fenced in under an international bridge, huddled against the cold, their children shawled in Mylar blankets.
The images, which captured national attention in March, sparked criticism about the treatment of those seeking refuge and asylum in the country. Federal officials issued statements saying they would transfer the families to a “location with more space and shelter capability.”
Three months later, a makeshift detention camp still occupies a parking lot at the foot of the northbound Paso del Norte international bridge in Downtown El Paso.
Mylar blankets were tied to a fence last week to jimmy a narrow shelter against the sun and rain. Trash clung to the chain link. A migrant washed clothes in a 5-gallon bucket one afternoon, as thunderheads threatened in the distance. On Sunday, three Cuban detainees shouted to an El Paso Times reporter that they had been held outside for a month.
“There is no justification for detaining people in this condition,” said U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-El Paso), who visited the site Friday. “The current situation is absolutely unacceptable for the migrants and for the agents who work for the federal government, as well.”
Yes there is, Fronthole Veronica. We don’t want them here. We don’t want to spend money. They are forcing their way in and they should be thankful that they’re not getting shot.
Uh… what am I saying…. that is not who we are.
We are great hosts. We’re going to spend as much as needed, or as much as we have, and we’re going to make brown children smile.
Remember, brown children crying is the worst crime against humanity after the Holocaust.
Border Patrol denied an El Paso Times request that sought access to the detention camp. But Escobar described conditions as “terrible.” Many of the migrants, a majority of whom are from Cuba, have been held outside for weeks, without access to cots, showers or basic hygiene, she said.
El Paso Sector Border Patrol spokesman Ramiro Cordero said children are no longer being held in the camp and are instead being housed at a different detention area on the city’s Northeast El Paso — a sprawling tent facility erected to process 500 people.
He declined to provide a number of detainees but confirmed the overcrowding at the Paso del Norte bridge detention center, saying, “There is no way for us to say there’s not a lot of people there.”
“If we’re apprehending over 1,000 a day, where do you put them?” he said. “The solution is not more agents or infrastructure or vehicles. You can build 10,000 tents but if people keep coming at the rate that they have, and the system is bottle-necked, there is nothing we can do about it.”
How dare he. Of course the solution is to keep increasing our spending to hire more agents, buy more vehicles, and pay for more tent cities and detention facilities!
These are brown human beings we’re talking about here!
They’re all worth it!