Obama Wants $4.3 Billion from Congress for his Border Crisis


Obama sprang into action to cope with his DREAM Amnesty fallout by promising to hold some sort of roundtable with religious leaders, who will urge that the illegal migrants be taken in and cared for. Perry is being foolish by participating in it since the whole thing is bound to be a propaganda opportunity.

Also he’s asking for money. Most of this money is not even going to border security. Here’s the formal breakdown of the request.

The White House asked the U.S. Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending on Tuesday to address a cross-border surge of children from Central America that is taxing public resources and causing a political headache for President Barack Obama.

It was Obama’s most substantive response to date as he struggles to gain control of a humanitarian crisis along the Texas border with Mexico.

The Chicago Tribune’s idea of a substantive response is to ask for money.

White House officials who briefed reporters said the largest portion, $1.8 billion, would go to the U.S. Health and Human Services Department to provide appropriate care for the children while in U.S. custody.

So that’s straightforward promotion of illegal migration. If Congress agrees to this, they’re idiots. Providing funding will encourage more of the same. At least this way there’s a backlash.

The only thing that might stop Obama’s unilateral rollout is if if the whole thing looks as ugly as it does now.

Without this money, “HHS will be unable to address the influx of children by securing sufficient shelter capacity with the number of children held at Border Patrol stations continuing to increase, for longer periods of time,” the White House said.

HHS doesn’t need to address it. The children are foreign illegals routinely traveling with their parents. There’s no reason to admit them or move them around the country.

And spare me the Bush law material. Obama unilaterally implemented amnesty. Now he can unilaterally bypass it to deal with the consequences.

Another $1.1 billion would go to the U.S. Homeland Security Department to pay for transporting the children, expanding investigations of immigrant smugglers and pay for the detention and removal of undocumented adults traveling with children.

Not to mention a down payment on the Brooklyn Bridge.

I’m sure the money will go to transporting the families around. I don’t believe for a moment that it will be used to deport or investigate.

In addition, $433 million would go toward stepping up border enforcement, including an increase in air surveillance. The U.S. Justice Department would receive $64 million to hire about 40 additional immigration judges to reduce the backlog of cases that is slowing the process of deportation.

Why do I have a feeling those judges will be extremely well disposed toward illegal aliens and the air surveillance will just enable the border patrol to pick up and transport illegal aliens into the country faster?

And should I even ask why it costs $64 million to hire 40 judges?

Finally, $300 million would go to the State Department to pay for repatriating and reintegrating migrants back into their home countries and “help the governments in the region better control their borders,” the White House said.

Foreign aid, which will send the message that if they send their people here, we’ll pay them money.

The official gave few details of how quickly the “removal” hearings would proceed, but the White House asked Congress on Tuesday for $45 million to hire 40 judges to address backlogs in courts that mean deportation hearings often take more than 18 months.

Wait… maybe the judges have decided to work for less.

  • Arlie

    4.3 billion to build the wall -YES. For militant La Raza – NO.

    Match each illegal with a lefty and ship them all back. Lefty’s want them, they can take each illegal back home and take care of them there.

    • gerry

      Excellent idea,or let the libtards fork the $4.3 billions.They should put the money where their mouth is!

    • NJK

      I just heard tonight on the radio that Trotsky started La Raza in Mexico. Amazing. These politicians are murdering America.

    • BS77

      This invasion has been increasing since the 1990s…not much was done about it then, less now. We are inviting a catastrophe into our country….a catastrophe that will possibly destroy our English speaking society….but shhhhhhhh, liberals get uncomfortable when you object to their insane agendas. That’s it, don’t say anything…just shrug and grovel.
      We have been yelling SHUT THE BORDER since 1990….Millions of American taxpayers are beyond exasperated….they want the border closed and millions of ILLEGALS deported immediately….but our government has ignored the situation and pretty much done nothing.

  • http://banliberals.com/ Ban Liberals

    The HISPANIC mayor of Laredo, Texas, today said he will NOT outlay a cent to support Obama’s illegal alien invaders because, he said, he will not tax the people to pay for it.


    I don’t really give a damn about them, and as such, do not care whether or not they all drop dead in the street (except it would present a helleva cleanup and health crisis). Seriously; I don’t care.

    Message to Congress; NOT A DAMN DIME!

    It’s time to shut this off, no matter what! End it. Once and for all.

    It’s partially my money, and I don;t want it going to this slime. There are plenty of AMERICANS who deserve it. Like the vets Obama is killing.


    • gerry

      Well now it is a job for the libtards.

  • 2sloe

    BHO is in the white house unconstitutionally, as the son of a kenyan citizen/father. THAT is the first problem, a muslim potus. America completely ignoring his own unlawful seat only proves that he can do absolutely whatever he wants. so he is. Everything he does is for a purpose. This border influx surely is crawling with well prepped muslims. central & south american illegals are good camo & a great
    focal point.

    • NJK

      Do we really even know who his father is? As far as I’m concerned by importing these sick illegal aliens into America, he’s committing an act of bioterrorism. In fact, he’s been on a six year terror attack, using the White House as his weapon. Shame on those who could have stopped him, but allowed him to continue. I pray every day that he dies.

      If terrorists attack this country again, let it be Washington, D.C. where they all are. It’s only fair they are the victims, and not innocent people.

  • DogmaelJones1

    As I discussed in my Rule of Reason column, “Invasion by Invitation,” this is just another way Obama intends to “transform” America into a mess of his own vision.

  • NJK

    God, I just have no faith in the House of ill repute, formerly the U.S. House of Representatives. Obama commits the crime, and they sanction it. Oh, God, I’m just sick. Every time you think he can’t do anything worse, he does, and they give him money to help him. I wish they’d just put a gun to Americas head and pull the trigger, because it would be quicker.

  • BMS

    Start sending ALL the illegals to the White House. They can sleep in President and Mrs. Obama’s bedroom and with Malia and Sasha. While we are at it let the President, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and all the bleeding heart liberals donate their ENTIRE salary to pay for the ILLEGALS food, shelter, health care, education phones, etc. The hard working people of this country, who are already paying for the other half of the country who are not working and getting welfare and all other kinds of tax payers money, are sick and tired of being asked to pay for people who DO NOT belong in this country. They are here “illegally”, a word the liberals hate because it’s the truth.