Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done President Obama Wants $3.8 Billion for Immigration, But Won’t Visit Border By Arit John 10 hours ago 0 shares View photo President Obama Wants $3.8 Billion for Immigration, But Won’t Visit Border President Obama will request $3.8 billion from Congress to alleviate the immigration crisis at the border, according to The Washington Post . The funds, nearly double the anticipated White House request, will go towardsthe Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, State and Health and Human Services to add more immigration judges, processing facilities and to help deport more of the children and adults immigrating from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The report comes on the same day that President Obama is scheduled to fly down to Texas to fundraise in Austin and Dallas. Obama will not, however, be visiting the border, sparking a lot of political grumbling.
A link has been sent. Done Obama asks Congress for $3.7 billion for immigration crisis By By Steve Holland and Richard Cowan 1 hour ago 0 shares . View photo Two female detainees sleep in a holding cell, as the children are separated by age group and gender, By Steve Holland and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – 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 money would both pay to care for the children and accelerate a return to their home countries.
Obama Seeks Emergency Funds to Counter Border Surge – NASDAQ.com
White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett wrote to the governor yesterday on Obamas behalf to extend the invitation to join the discussion. The president would welcome a meeting with you while he is in Texas, Jarrett wrote in a letter to Perry. Obama will be in Texas for political fundraisers in Dallas and Austin. Perry had earlier consolidating student loans dismissed an invitation to meet Obama on the tarmac in Austin, the state capital. He instead suggested a private meeting on the surge of children and adults illegally crossing U.S. border, according to the Austin American-Statesman newspaper.
Obama asks for $3.7 billion to address border crisis – Houston Chronicle
Photo By Jerry Lara/San Antonio Express-News JUNE 25, 2014, 5:02 PM, GRANJENO, TEXAS a Immigrants put personal belonging into plastic bags provide by Border Patrol agents processing them in Granjeno, Texas. The city is just north of aEl Rincon del Diablo,a the Devilas Corner, a hotbed of illegal border crossing on the Rio Grande by juvenile and mothers with children immigrants from Central America. Photo By Jerry Lara/San Antonio Express-News JUNE 25, 2014, 9:28 AM, MISSION, TEXAS a A Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter hovers over the Rio Grande near Anzalduas Park. The park in the foreground is on the Mexican side of the river. The area has seen an increase in illegal crossings by juvenile and mothers with children immigrants from Central America.
Obama to Meet Texas Governor Perry on Immigration Crisis – Bloomberg
While most people who cross the border illegally are quickly deported, a 2008 law applies different rules to children from countries that aren’t contiguous to the U.S. Those children are placed with sponsors in the U.S. while waiting for a court to hear their deportation cases–a wait that can extend for years. White House officials said the requested change in the law would be an important tool. The goal is to significantly reduce waiting times for deportation cases to be resolved, but officials said they couldn’t predict how much the reduction would be.