Obama to ask for $2B to toughen up border control

posted at 9:31 am on June 29, 2014 by Jazz Shaw

I’m guessing that this wasn’t exactly what the President’s Democrat allies had in mind when they were thinking about “comprehensive immigration reform.” Both the NY Times and the Washington Post are reporting that President Obama will, this week, request a two billion dollar slug of emergency cash to stem the tide of children and other illegal aliens crossing into the country. The list of potential uses has a few items.

The Obama administration, in a dramatic escalation of its border control strategy, will seek $2 billion in emergency funds to help stem an influx of Central American women and children entering the country illegally and new measures to more quickly deport those already here, the White House confirmed Saturday.

President Obama intends to notify Congress of his request on Monday, and the administration also will ask lawmakers to modify existing statutes to make it easier to return unaccompanied children to their home countries, an administration official said.

There aren’t a lot of specifics being offered yet, but they include sending more immigration judges to Texas and building new detention facilities for those who have been caught already and are awaiting a court hearing. There was no mention of additional enforcement personnel, border strengthening or electronic surveillance improvements.

The announcement, surprising as it was, seemed to catch the GOP off guard, at least for the moment.

A spokesman for House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said his office had no comment until it receives the proposal and has time to review it.

It’s a bit early to say, because this could either be a serious proposal or window dressing in response to yet another political crisis. But if the money will honestly go to catching more illegals as they cross, processing them faster and speeding them on their way back home, then this may wind up being one of those rare moments when we can applaud the President for his actions. Call me foolish for offering the benefit of the doubt here, but Barack Obama has been on the receiving end of plenty of criticism from his own supporters for quite some time over his allegedly “aggressive” deportation policies. It could be one policy area where his heart may be in the right place, at least in terms of enforcing existing law. (His willingness to discard those laws and embrace amnesty is another question entirely.)

Assuming the full request is as advertised, I hope that the House GOP will seriously consider granting it and find at least one area where they can agree with the White House. Maybe their collective approval rating could crawl back into double digits if they did.


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It’s a bit early to say, because this could either be a serious proposal or window dressing in response to yet another political crisis. B

No, really? Pull the other one.

ElectricPhase on June 29, 2014 at 9:33 AM

That $2 billion is to build bridges over the US border walls to help the illegals get across the border faster and easier.

albill on June 29, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Yeah, sure

Shay on June 29, 2014 at 9:35 AM

There aren’t a lot of specifics being offered yet, but they include sending more immigration judges to Texas and building new detention facilities for those who have been caught already and are awaiting a court hearing. There was no mention of additional enforcement personnel, border strengthening or electronic surveillance improvements.

If there is nothing in there about actual border security and more agents than hell no.

Judges will just let them go because they are “children”

This is a ploy to get the Republicans.

gophergirl on June 29, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Create a crisis…ask for money to fix it. Get the money and spend it on ways to increase the crisis.
It’s what he’s done since day 1.

Mimzey on June 29, 2014 at 9:38 AM

More union jobs that will do nothing to stem the tide. The words is already out….come one , come all.

CW on June 29, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Call me foolish for offering the benefit of the doubt here

You are foolish for giving credence to anything the lying regime says.

Naturally Curly on June 29, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Anybody who believes anything Barry says is a fool.

TarheelBen on June 29, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Right. I got a proposal take the money for the foreign aid of the countries the women and children come from.

wifarmboy on June 29, 2014 at 9:44 AM

There aren’t a lot of specifics being offered yet, but they include sending more immigration judges to Texas and building new detention facilities for those who have been caught already and are awaiting a court hearing. There was no mention of additional enforcement personnel, border strengthening or electronic surveillance improvements.

Eliminate the immigration judges and detention facilities, add the National Guard and more border fences, and see how Obama likes it.

Wethal on June 29, 2014 at 9:45 AM

It’s a smokescreen to process the asylum requests more quickly and give them green cards.

Wethal on June 29, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Ok. Who is this man, and what did he do with the original Barack Obama?

Conservative Mischief on June 29, 2014 at 9:46 AM

I see this as another Obama boondoggle designed to pay off his cronies in some way.

sadatoni on June 29, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Lets see. This month, we watched a country we left stabilized, fall to a terrorist military force obama helped organize and then promised to further fund the rebels in the country they started from … an additional 500 million dollars.

Then, after inviting children living in Central and South American countries to come here without their parents, obama decides to add 2 billion dollars to toughen border security?

I wonder if the liberal press giggles with glee at all of this or throws back a stiff double and rubs their eyes thinking, this will be another tough week carrying this idiots water for him.

I’m at the point where I’m at a loss for being at a loss. We’re so screwed.

hawkdriver on June 29, 2014 at 9:47 AM

A serious proposal? Give me a break. He CAUSED this crisis. He WANTS this crisis. He has ordered the border patrol to stand down. He wants the money to feed and house his new voters, and the millions yet to come.

Rational Thought on June 29, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Secureing the border was the first thing that needed to be done. Too late now, for the Obama Admin. has seen this scenerio from the begining.

Why so many Latin American trips by the POTUS and VPOTUS prior to this?

Sabercat2 on June 29, 2014 at 9:49 AM

I have full confidence that Obama will use these funds as advertised, and will not use them to ease the entry and distribution of illegals aliens into the rest of the country.

BobMbx on June 29, 2014 at 9:49 AM

How much was it supposed to cost to finish the boarder fence?

Count to 10 on June 29, 2014 at 9:49 AM

I’ll be changing my log-in name to “Pollyanna” shortly. ;-)

Jazz Shaw on June 29, 2014 at 9:50 AM

It’s a bit early to say, because this could either be a serious proposal or window dressing in response to yet another political crisis.

As soon as King Barack gets the money, “problem solved” and he’ll proclaim the crisis as being “over”.

Window dressing.

GarandFan on June 29, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Kabuki

WhatSlushfund on June 29, 2014 at 9:51 AM

I fully believe that 0bama is asking for two billion.

For border control? Heck no. It is for the next month of The Mooch’s Lobster budget and her next vacation.

LegendHasIt on June 29, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Jazz, you callously call them illegals as if they’re not human…but dehumanized objects

yet they are flesh and blood just like you and I and they seek a better life just like you and I would

please try to take a more sensitive tone on this topic in the future

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Who thinks he won’t get it? The GOP will fall all over themselves to give him everything he wants.

wheelgun on June 29, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Only if every single dime of it is spent on getting rid of these criminals. And then it needs to have a full accounting of all money spent. No hiding behind the “national security” BS. Let us see who’s pockets he’s trying to line.

Flange on June 29, 2014 at 9:54 AM

There aren’t a lot of specifics being offered yet, but they include sending more immigration judges to Texas and building new detention facilities for those who have been caught already and are awaiting a court hearing. There was no mention of additional enforcement personnel, border strengthening or electronic surveillance improvements.

In other words, he wants money to make the problem worse, not to solve it.

Count to 10 on June 29, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Why is dear leader asking congress for emergency funding when he has a pen. He could just write a check on the bank of the Fed Reserve. Easy peasy.

Kissmygrits on June 29, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Jazz, you callously call them illegals as if they’re not human…but dehumanized objects

yet they are flesh and blood just like you and I and they seek a better life just like you and I would

please try to take a more sensitive tone on this topic in the future

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 9:52 AM

What about calling illegal aliens “illegals” doesn’t acknowledge their humanity?

Count to 10 on June 29, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Only if every single dime of it is spent on getting rid of these criminals. And then it needs to have a full accounting of all money spent. No hiding behind the “national security” BS. Let us see who’s pockets he’s trying to line.

Flange on June 29, 2014 at 9:54 AM

so these kids are criminals now?

sigh

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 9:56 AM

so these kids are criminals now?

sigh

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Does the age of a shop-lifter make them any less criminal?

Count to 10 on June 29, 2014 at 9:57 AM

What about calling illegal aliens “illegals” doesn’t acknowledge their humanity?

Count to 10 on June 29, 2014 at 9:56 AM

illegal is an adjective, not a noun

please learn english, thank you and have a good day sir

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Jazz, you callously call them illegals as if they’re not human…but dehumanized objects

yet they are flesh and blood just like you and I and they seek a better life just like you and I would

please try to take a more sensitive tone on this topic in the future

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Illegals is shorthand for “illegal immigrants,” which they are. That’s hardly objectifying. Yes, they are flesh and blood. So is the common criminal. Yes, they seek a better life. So does a thief.

Stoic Patriot on June 29, 2014 at 9:58 AM

No benefit of the doubt here. I assume this is some shady attempt to abet illegal’s entry into the country (and bilking tax payers into paying even more for it) until proven otherwise. He could easily pull existing resources from elsewhere if he wanted to enforce the borders.

AUINSC on June 29, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Does the age of a shop-lifter make them any less criminal?

Count to 10 on June 29, 2014 at 9:57 AM

yes, hence different penalties for minors and adults

criminal law 101

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 9:59 AM

illegal is an adjective, not a noun

please learn english, thank you and have a good day sir

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 9:58 AM

You mean to say that you are reduced to grammar nazism?

Count to 10 on June 29, 2014 at 9:59 AM

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 9:52 AM

You forgot the sarc tag.
I know, it shouldn’t be needed for such a ridiculous claim, but their actually are people who would believe such nonsense.

Mimzey on June 29, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Jazz, you callously call them illegals as if they’re not human…but dehumanized objects

yet they are flesh and blood just like you and I and they seek a better life just like you and I would

please try to take a more sensitive tone on this topic in the future

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 9:52 AM

What is the record for consecutive days of saying the stupidest thing on Hot Air? God, you are a blithering moron. What in God’s good name reduced the humanity of these people by calling them illegals?

hawkdriver on June 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM

so these kids are criminals now?

sigh

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Yep. They broke through the border of their own accord. That makes them foreign national criminals.

nobar on June 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM

yes, hence different penalties for minors and adults

criminal law 101

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Disparities in punishment don’t reflect the degree of criminality.

Count to 10 on June 29, 2014 at 10:01 AM

yes, hence different penalties for minors and adults

criminal law 101

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Yet still criminal.

wifarmboy on June 29, 2014 at 10:01 AM

illegal is an adjective, not a noun

please learn english, thank you and have a good day sir

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 9:58 AM

You will not, I’m sure, object to “squatter”, “invader”, or just plain “criminal” since those are all applicable nouns.

ElectricPhase on June 29, 2014 at 10:02 AM

If the GOP political leaders fall for this they don’t stand for anything.

Build more detention facilities? How long will that take and how much will we spend caring for these illegals once they are in the detention centers.
Appoint Judge Roy Bean head of the illegal immigration court and see how fast he can process these illegals and get them out of here.

RWGinger on June 29, 2014 at 10:03 AM

yes, hence different penalties for minors and adults

criminal law 101

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 9:59 AM

You’re being silly.
Count 10 was not referring to penalities.
At least you do seem to agree that they are criminals.
Right?

Mimzey on June 29, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Don’t fall for this liar’s BS. Use the money already allocated for free lawyers, free shelter, free underwear, etc and repatriate every one of them.

DaMav on June 29, 2014 at 10:04 AM

illegal is an adjective, not a noun

please learn english, thank you and have a good day sir

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Says the idiot who refuses tom Capitalize or punctuate.

hawkdriver on June 29, 2014 at 10:04 AM

tom = to

hawkdriver on June 29, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Wethal stole my thunder. Read what Obama wants the money for, judges and detention centers. Not birder agents and buses to send these people back. Its a trap that the stupid GOPe will fall into.

neyney on June 29, 2014 at 10:04 AM

so these kids are criminals now?

sigh

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Yes they are. But it’s hardly just children you lying sack of crap. They don’t belong here and morons like you have encouraged them to risk their lives or freedom to come here. You’re despicable.

Flange on June 29, 2014 at 10:05 AM

You’re being silly.
Count 10 was not referring to penalities.
At least you do seem to agree that they are criminals.
Right?

Mimzey on June 29, 2014 at 10:03 AM

are people who go past the speed limit criminals?

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 10:05 AM

And new Democrat voter registration booths along all borders…
Banner on the top of each one:
“Sign Up para su ObamaCard aquí gratis!”
“Tienes la oportunidad ObamaPhone libre, ObamaCare, ObamaEducation, ObamaFoodStamps, ObamaDemoctratVoteCard más una foto autografiada de Obama! Todo gratis!”

Translation:
“Sign Up for your ObamaCard here! Free!”
“You get free ObamaPhone, ObamaCare, ObamaEducation, ObamaFoodStamps, ObamaDemocratVoteCard plus an autographed picture of Obama! All Free!”

albill on June 29, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Yes they are. But it’s hardly just children you lying sack of crap. They don’t belong here and morons like you have encouraged them to risk their lives or freedom to come here. You’re despicable.

Flange on June 29, 2014 at 10:05 AM

they dont belong here because of the arbitrary poor fate of not being born here?

earth belongs to all of us…none of us should have sole proprietorship due to the sole fortune of where we were born

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Are we still falling for this?

Amjean on June 29, 2014 at 10:07 AM

if I were them, I would take the risk to come to this great country by any means possible as well

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Obama to ask for $2B to toughen up border control

There aren’t a lot of specifics being offered yet, but they include sending more immigration judges to Texas and building new detention facilities for those who have been caught already and are awaiting a court hearing. There was no mention of additional enforcement personnel, border strengthening or electronic surveillance improvements.

Absolutely misleading headline. This has nothing to do with controlling the border. The money’s for something else, and the request itself is political.

Assuming the full request is as advertised, I hope that the House GOP will seriously consider granting it and find at least one area where they can agree with the White House. Maybe their collective approval rating could crawl back into double digits if they did.

Okay, so maybe the headline’s unintentionally misleading. Maybe we’re talking a simple case of naiveté here.

Lolo on June 29, 2014 at 10:08 AM

But if the money will honestly go to catching more illegals as they cross, processing them faster and speeding them on their way back home,

Really?
REALLY??

And we all know where this is going. The lose/lose situation that the GOP chooses every single time.

leftamark on June 29, 2014 at 10:08 AM

they dont belong here because of the arbitrary poor fate of not being born here?

earth belongs to all of us…none of us should have sole proprietorship due to the sole fortune of where we were born

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 10:07 AM

They don’t belong here because they arrived here through an act of trespassing.

Stoic Patriot on June 29, 2014 at 10:10 AM

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Cram your lies up your ass. Even your name is a blatant lie. Hopefully you’ll be a recipient of some undocumented acts. And don’t complain, calling undocumented makes OK.

Flange on June 29, 2014 at 10:10 AM

are people who go past the speed limit criminals?

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Traffic ordinances are provincial, Clarence Darrow. But if a traffic violation is serious enough and they get caught, they pay a fine and possibly become … criminals.

Did you say you went to law school?

And what does any of that have to do with federal immigration law that these illegals are violating?

hawkdriver on June 29, 2014 at 10:12 AM

earth belongs to all of us…none of us should have sole proprietorship due to the sole fortune of where we were born

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Then let all of us know your address.

hawkdriver on June 29, 2014 at 10:14 AM

are people who go past the speed limit criminals?

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 10:05 AM

crime
noun \ˈkrīm\

: an illegal act for which someone can be punished by the government

: activity that is against the law : illegal acts in general

: an act that is foolish or wrong

crim·i·nal (krm-nl)
adj.
1. Of, involving, or having the nature of crime: criminal abuse.
2. Relating to the administration of penal law.
3.
a. Guilty of crime.
b. Characteristic of a criminal.
4. Shameful; disgraceful: a criminal waste of talent.
n.
One that has committed or been legally convicted of a crime.

wifarmboy on June 29, 2014 at 10:15 AM

To those moral lepers whining about calling illegals illegals –

Your political ‘rush the border’ stunt using children to push Amnesty will kill thousands, ours and theirs. Get off the high horse; you are no better than slavers exploiting children.

DaMav on June 29, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Oh right…and most of the money will go to La Raza lawyers and Acorn thugs to help get the kids established here while their court cases drag on for ten years.

PattyJ on June 29, 2014 at 10:15 AM

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Yeah, but you’re a Liberal, and the responsibilities of the individual under the rule of law don’t matter much to modern Liberals. They’re all about “rights” these days….”human rights” blah blah blah….”individual rights” blah blah blah…..

What responsibility should immigrants have in adhering to the process under the laws of the US?

Taking in a bunch of people when we have no idea whatsoever of whether they are willing to make a commitment to the rule of law here is about as stupid as it gets.

lineholder on June 29, 2014 at 10:17 AM

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 9:52 AM

You are a fool.

green bean on June 29, 2014 at 10:17 AM

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 9:52 AM

LegendHasIt on June 29, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Jazz

Stop being an idiot; this is just ruse number 967

TexasJew on June 29, 2014 at 10:18 AM

This money is already earmarked to be stolen.They are desperate to turn Texas blue.If that happens they win every presidential election for ever.

docflash on June 29, 2014 at 10:18 AM

lineholder on June 29, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Congrats :-)

hawkdriver on June 29, 2014 at 10:18 AM

hawkdriver on June 29, 2014 at 10:18 AM

(waving) Morning, hawk! Thanks. He’s a sweetie!

lineholder on June 29, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Mr. President lost my trust a long, long time ago, back when he was lying about the health care bill being what it is. So, now we’re supposed to believe, as we watch Nancy Pelosi gleefully visit the border and announce that we’re ALL AMERICANS and wish that she could take all the children home with her, that the President is now interested in protecting the border that allowed all these children/thugs/criminals/gangsters in? He has utterly and completely failed to protect our border. I appreciate that he finally wants to do something, I just don’t trust that what he wants to do is secure the borders. I trust him like I would a snake oil salesman.

scalleywag on June 29, 2014 at 10:20 AM

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 9:52 AM

That’s weapons grade stupid right there.

BallisticBob on June 29, 2014 at 10:21 AM

This money is already earmarked to be stolen.They are desperate to turn Texas blue.If that happens they win every presidential election for ever.

docflash on June 29, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Exactly. Flappy Ears is shooting for a blue Texas as his legacy.

Rational Thought on June 29, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Is that 1 B for the border and 1 B for lap dances?

vityas on June 29, 2014 at 10:23 AM

illegal is an adjective, not a noun

please learn english, thank you and have a good day sir

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 9:58 AM

You call yourself “non-partisan.” Are you aware that’s an adjective?

Closet Optimist on June 29, 2014 at 10:23 AM

The federal government has a $1 TRILLION budget fustercluck of continuing resolutions for this fiscal year and this reckless, feckless clown in chief wants $2 billion in pocket change for ‘border security’??

locomotivebreath1901 on June 29, 2014 at 10:23 AM

It’s a trap. If the GOP falls for this they really are a bunch of idiots. He has money to secure the border. He could send the military down there, the troops he brought home from Iraq. Or Afghanistan. I’m sure they’d be happy to help secure our borders.

scalleywag on June 29, 2014 at 10:25 AM

I wonder what he REALLY wants the money for.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 10:25 AM

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Go have a few adult beverages and drive by a police officer.

Cindy Munford on June 29, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Obama to ask for $2B to toughen up border control

I call bullshiite…

oscarwilde on June 29, 2014 at 10:30 AM

oscarwilde on June 29, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Yep, what I am hearing is that it a shake down that is unlikely to have any impact. Which would suit The Won fine.

Cindy Munford on June 29, 2014 at 10:33 AM

yes, hence different penalties for minors and adults

criminal law 101

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Unless a juvenile gets tried as an adult.
“Do adult crime, and you do adult time.”

Wethal on June 29, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Call me foolish for offering the benefit of the doubt here, but Barack Obama has been on the receiving end of plenty of criticism from his own supporters for quite some time over his allegedly “aggressive” deportation policies. It could be one policy area where his heart may be in the right place, at least in terms of enforcing existing law.

That’s really sensitive of you, Jazz. I always look forward to waking up, making a cup of coffee, sitting down to read some insightful conservative commentary on the day’s issues, and finding, first thing, deep concern for our deeply sensitive, caring President who tries really, really hard, who doesn’t always succeed, but who deserves our support, trust, and understanding on this issue because “his heart is in the right place”.

Another post by Jazz Shaw in which the comments show considerably more insight than the post itself.

Joseph K on June 29, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Republicans, remember this:

Fool me once, shame on you… fool me 4,973 times, shame on me. Remember the immortal words of Admiral Ackbar: “It’s a trap!!!!

ExpressoBold on June 29, 2014 at 10:34 AM

…1 B for lap dances?
vityas on June 29, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Nah, Reggie gives them free.

LegendHasIt on June 29, 2014 at 10:36 AM

I wonder what he REALLY wants the money for.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 10:25 AM

To pay off any,er, sources whom might still have the IRS emails.

viking01 on June 29, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Stop ! It’s a scam designed to split the loot with various and sundry Democrat supporters and donors, period! They go through the motions, pick up the cash, the problem remains. Stop the immigrants, you mean his growing constituency?

arand on June 29, 2014 at 10:37 AM

As they are not deporting these people, this will be 2 billion more dollars in aid an immigrant services to help the parasites.

All he has to do is cancel his illegal Dream Act and this will stop. That’s Free!

aniptofar on June 29, 2014 at 10:38 AM

This money is already earmarked to be stolen.They are desperate to turn Texas blue.If that happens they win every presidential election for ever.

docflash on June 29, 2014 at 10:18 AM

This.

BallisticBob on June 29, 2014 at 10:40 AM

It’s all another Ogabe scam to finally lift Killary out of “poverty.”

viking01 on June 29, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Call me foolish for offering the benefit of the doubt here, but Barack Obama has been on the receiving end of plenty of criticism from his own supporters for quite some time over his allegedly “aggressive” deportation policies.

And it’s phony criticism. The left isn’t actually up-in-arms against Obama about deportation. They’re trying to accomplish 2 things:

1.) Make his pro-amnesty position seem centrist
2.) Pressure Congress into passing amnesty by taking an aggressive tack

Stoic Patriot on June 29, 2014 at 10:43 AM

… none of us should have sole proprietorship due to the sole fortune of where we were born

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 10:07 AM

.
You don’t pay a dime’s worth of income tax, do you?
.
Have you ever served in the military?
.
Do you own anything that you have actually paid for other than the clothes food shoes… okay, fill in the blank space for me.

ExpressoBold on June 29, 2014 at 10:43 AM

if I were them, I would take the risk to come to this great country by any means possible as well

nonpartisan on June 29, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Why do you capitalize the pronoun I but not the first word of a sentence?

Oldnuke on June 29, 2014 at 10:43 AM

I’m ok with giving 2 billion for more secure borders if you take if from the IRS’s budget. Hell take 3 billion and all the guns and ammo they’ve bought over the last 5 years. Border Patrol could probably use the firepower.

Oldnuke on June 29, 2014 at 10:46 AM

It IS a trap. The Republicans will look like idiots if they vote no, and they’ll look like idiots if they vote yes and it turns out the President has lied to them (again). They should stand together and force the president to enforce the laws. Maybe Homeland Security could stop spending ridiculous amounts of money paying people to frisk little old ladies and frighten children trying to travel and use that money to make the homeland secure.

scalleywag on June 29, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Unless the proposal includes a lot more border control police & equipment to actually stop the huge influx – which is very doubtful – Obama’s idea, whatever it is, won’t help and will probably make matters worse by encouraging more influx of kids. After all, the worst case scenario for them would be that they get well taken care of until they get shipped back sometime in the future all on the gringo’s dime.

Bleeding heart liberal ideas always amount to given more positive reinforcement for the behavior we don’t want.

Chessplayer on June 29, 2014 at 10:50 AM

I’m ok with giving 2 billion for more secure borders if you take if from the IRS’s budget. Hell take 3 billion and all the guns and ammo they’ve bought over the last 5 years. Border Patrol could probably use the firepower.

Oldnuke on June 29, 2014 at 10:46 AM

.
Solution of the day month decade!
.
I vote Y E S !!!

ExpressoBold on June 29, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Call me foolish for offering the benefit of the doubt here, but Barack Obama has been on the receiving end of plenty of criticism from his own supporters for quite some time over his allegedly “aggressive” deportation policies.

YOU ARE FOOLISHthe basketball loving bisexual had this whole thing planned, lol. The only thing that money will buy is bus tickets to the American Interior.

abobo on June 29, 2014 at 10:51 AM

The $2B should be granted with this legislation:

The funds will be used SOLELY for interdiction and immediate return of all illegals to the country through which they entered. Any other use of these funds is and will be deemed illegal.”

Let Barry veto that.

MistyLane on June 29, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Why do they even get a hearing? We need to load up the planes and send them home.

karenhasfreedom on June 29, 2014 at 10:56 AM

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