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originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: xuenchen
I had some hesitations about the declaration of a National Emergency going forward.
Now it's a given, handed to Trump by Pelosi herself.
What is original in the President’s proposal is not good. What is good in the proposal is not original. Democrats will vote next week to add additional border security funding for ports of entry, advanced technology for scanning vehicles for drugs & immigration judges.
2:44 PM - 19 Jan 2019
RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT FUNDING: The bipartisan and common sense legislation proposed by President Trump will reopen our government and secure the border.
$5.7 billion to fund a steel barrier system, including embedded investments in technology and roads, on our southern border in the priority areas cited by Border Patrol.
This is in addition to the more than 115 miles of barriers already built, replaced, or contracted under President Trump.
$805 million for technology, canines, and personnel to help stop the flow of illegal drugs, weapons and other contraband. This includes:
$675 million for drug detection inspection technology to help secure our ports of entry.
$130 million for canine units, training, personnel and portable scanners to help deter and detect smuggled narcotics, weapons, and other dangerous materials.
$800 million dollars in humanitarian assistance, medical support, and new temporary housing.
$782 million to hire an additional 2,750 border agents, law enforcement officers, and staff.
$563 million to support our immigration court system, including hiring 75 new immigration judge teams to reduce the immigration court backlog of 800,000 cases.
originally posted by: xuenchen
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: xuenchen
Mcconell says Senate vote next week.
Well that should be good 😎
originally posted by: sligtlyskeptical
originally posted by: Carcharadon
And once again the Democrats abandon the DACA crowd to play politics.
Thus proving that the Dems dont actually care about those people and are only interested in maintaining the status quo, namely wide open borders.
Courts have already ruled that Trump cannot stop DACA, so basically he is giving up nothing. A 3 year extension is nothing in that context.