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Over $250M allocated to curb Central American immigration flood

Over $250M allocated to curb Central American immigration flood

Unaccompanied minors flooding the US Southern border aren’t stopping

The Obama administration announced a plan to spend over $250 millions to help slow or halt the flow of undocumented children streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border. The Federal “immigration surge” was announced Friday as part of a coordinated government-wide response to the growing humanitarian crisis on the U.S. Southern border:

The plan includes almost $100 million in aid to the Central American governments of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to help reintegrate the illegal migrants whom the United States will send back, and to help keep them in their home countries, according to a White House statement.

The administration also announced it will set aside $161.5 million this year for the Central American Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) programs because the programs “are critical to enabling Central American countries to respond to the region’s most pressing security and governance challenges.”

Meanwhile, Texas Gov. Rick Perry wasn’t waiting for the Federal government to help. He announced a very ambitions border “surge” as well on Wednesday.

“Texas can’t afford to wait for Washington to act on this crisis, and we will not sit idly by while the safety and security of our citizens are threatened,” Gov. Rick Perry said in a statement.

The announcement was made in a statement by Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and state House Speaker Joe Straus. The state Department of Public Safety has been authorized to fund operations at about $1.3 million a week.

“Until the federal government recognizes the danger it’s putting our citizens in by its inaction to secure the border, Texas law enforcement must do everything they can to keep our citizens and communities safe,” Perry said.

The so-called surge will continue at least through the end of the calendar year to combat a “flood” of illegal immigrants, the statement said.

“The federal government has abdicated its responsibility to secure the border and protect this country from the consequences of illegal immigration, but as Texans we know how to lead in areas where Washington has failed,” Dewhurst said.

Also, despite increasing reports that the Obama Administration was encouraging the influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America, The White House pushed back hard on that story on Friday.

Administration officials — after initially dismissing such reports — are now attempting to push back on the idea, warning parents not to send their children as officials scramble to accommodate tens of thousands who already have arrived in Texas.

“Those who cross our border today illegally, even children, are not eligible for an earned path to citizenship,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said this week. “Those apprehended at our borders are priorities for removal . . . regardless of age.”

Incoming White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest also dismissed the reports that the Obama Administration was encouraging the children refugee crisis.

The flood of unaccompanied minors has become a humanitarian crisis for Texas and Arizona communities and law enforcement trying to manage the situation.

U.S. authorities estimate that between 60,000 and 80,000 children without parents will cross the border this year alone.

The majority of the children apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol along the southwest border this month have been concentrated in the Rio Grande Valley sector of Texas, according to a congressional advisory Friday.

As of June 18, 3,103 unaccompanied children from 11 countries were in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody along that border, the majority being from Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico and Guatemala, the advisory said.

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So Obama invites these illegal aliens into the country and now wants to take credit for solving the problem, but only after he got his future voters safely in the country?

The plan includes almost $100 million in aid to the Central American governments of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador

Brilliant.

Violate American borders, win cash prizes!

Yeah, lots of help. Heckuva job, Bammie.

And let’s stop calling it a “humanitarian crises”. Call it what it is – a crime wave.

Is there some logical reason that there aren’t Border Patrol agents on our side of that fence stopping the illegals from coming in?

    Juba Doobai! in reply to katiejane. | June 22, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    They are delivering illegal alien babies who will be eligible for benefits provided by the American taxpayer, and they are also changing toddler nappies. Some of them are quitting because they are not allowed to defend themselves even when the illegal aliens get violent.

    tom swift in reply to katiejane. | June 22, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Well, the logical reason is that (as usual) Obama wants to take credit for a solution, when (again, as usual) he’s just making the problem worse. Note that the $250M isn’t going to the things actually needed right now – more people patrolling the border, and construction and staffing of reasonably secure and passably healthy internment camps.

    If you mean a logical reason aside from that, all that comes to mind is that the Border Patrol hasn’t been terribly good at stopping this sort of thing for quite a while. That part, at least, is nothing new. In common with just about all government agencies, the employees tend with time to redefine their jobs to suit their own convenience, and if they’re part of the rampant Bonus Culture, they even get substantial rewards for doing so. Actually rounding up illegals is both inconvenient and dangerous, since so many of them are actually narcotics smugglers, and those people are likely to shoot.

      AZ_Langer in reply to tom swift. | June 22, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      I don’t believe it’s so much a matter of the agents redefining their jobs as you suggest. It’s people in positions of power who have screamed at the agents on the front lines that “you’re not immigration agents,” made them tell illegal aliens within sight to “turn back south,” and taken them away from their jobs to pick up trash. I haven’t talked to any of them about it recently, but that’s all happened here in southeastern Arizona in the past.

        Valerie in reply to AZ_Langer. | June 22, 2014 at 2:54 pm

        These agents have instructions on what they are to do. It’s like the gun shops that reported straw man transactions, and then were told to let it happen.

    yup.
    people are afraid to shoot them there.

    AZ_Langer in reply to katiejane. | June 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Don’t blame the agents. They have long been handcuffed by the system, more under the current administration than ever. It doesn’t help that historically Border Patrol leadership promotions seem to go to those with little respect for our sovereignty or the purported aims of the agency.

Juba Doobai! | June 22, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Had Obama not wanted the illegal aliens to breach our borders in a continuous wave, he could have ordered the planes to return them to their home countries. Instead, the planes took them into the USA. This feeds the hopes many of them have, not to work and make it big, but to come here and suck at the taxpayers’ teats. http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/06/21/Migrant-army-massing-at-the-border. There’s a kid stuck in Mexico who came from Honduras. His parents, note that, parents, sent him along in the hope he could get education, social benefits and citizenship. None of them have ever worked a day in our country, but they are coming for “social benefits”. They represent the great Communist welfare state that Obama and the Democrats are ushering in.

I feel for the kid, but, boy, go home. You are not welcome. You have a country. Go back to it.

This is a waste of taxpayer money. The governments of these central American countries are corrupt, which is one of the reasons why so many people are fleeing there in the first place. Our millions won’t do anything but go into the pockets of corrupt government officials.

Obama should have spent the money to beef up border security instead.

BTW, a community in Virginia recently rose up and demanded (successfully) that illegal alien youths not be warehoused in their town. More people need to start doing this. Obama is shipping these recently-arrived illegals all over the country. Americans across the land need to rise and up and demand that their local officials not cooperate in Obama’s scheme to fundamentally — and illegally — transform our nation by importing millions more poor, unskilled, uneducated future government dependents.

What ever states they come from I think it would be in our best interest to send troops down there and overthrow their governments, imprison the politicians and drug dealers and then establish representative republics.

First, take legal custody of the children, thereby capturing jurisdiction. Second, file human rights violations against Central American leaders and the parents of the children. Third, file charges against advocates, activists, and others who defend violation of human rights and violation of American citizens’ rights. Fourth, impeach and remove Obama for causing an international humanitarian crisis with his opportunistic “Dream” and offer of general amnesty.

Finally, station the US Army on the Southern border. They exist to preserve the territorial integrity of America and defend the rights of American citizens.

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