posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 10:01 PM
Obama has officially asked Congress for 3.7 billion dollars to cover additional costs related to the very recent border crossings by 52,000
unaccompanied children and 39,000 women with children.
I suppose those 39,000 women with children could easily bring the total to 140,000 at least.
Most are not from Mexico, they're from other Central American countries.
We know from existing laws that the U.S. must accommodate the children as they may be victims of human trafficking.
We also know the U.S. can immediately deport children and anybody else back to Mexico as long as we know they are actually from there. Evidently the
"human trafficking" part does not apply to Mexican Nationals?
We should also be asking if these non-Mexican immigrants are requesting Mexican visas and have been denied? Or are they in direct route to the U.S.
via guides and whatnot?
I wonder exactly how border agents determine the country of origin if the people have no passport etc ?
The "detainees" are held over for court. Some in detention centers, some may be let go, and some may be routed to relatives already in the U.S. and
whatever other options are available by law.
And they receive medical care as well.
Tricky situation that seems to be overloading the systems.
The money is for a host of reasons. Republicans are asking for more details and may be suspicious for various reasons.
The numbers in the article appear further down...
The White House on Tuesday formally requested $3.7 billion in emergency funding from Congress to deal with an influx of Central American minors along
the southern border. But the proposal was quickly met with broad skepticism among Republican lawmakers, who were doubtful that the package would be
approved quickly — if at all.
Administration officials said the request is part of a comprehensive strategy aimed at building more detention centers, adding immigration judges, and
beefing up border patrols and air surveillance. President Obama has said he hopes such steps will both speed deportations and discourage adults from
sending children on a dangerous, sometimes deadly, trip north. ..........
More than 52,000 unaccompanied minors and 39,000 women with children have been apprehended on the southern border this year, far more than in past
years. Most have come from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras; those countries would receive funding under Obama’s proposal to help repatriate
their citizens after they are returned home.
I wonder why these reasons for the money are requested now? They clearly knew the problems were coming since last year when the increased number of
people started. and when they were soliciting for transportation in January.
White House requests $3.7 billion in emergency funds for border crisis