The influx of illegal children into this country is on target to over burden the American taxpayer even more. There seems to be no way to stop the bleeding at this point as thousands of illegals pour into the United States while the majority of government officials spew out talking points. There are no solutions being offered, no decisions being made, just lip service.
This is an emergency/crisis situation that requires immediate action. When a patient is in cardiac arrest there is no time to discuss options or ponder alternatives; you do what is needed to be done before the patient dies. It seems that the only solution the Obama administration can come up with is to throw more taxpayer money at a growing problem instead of trying to solve it.
Obama wants Congress to allocate $3.7 billion to help manage the crisis on the border. For the year 2014 alone, Obama wants $879 million to detain and deport illegal immigrant families, $116 million to transport unaccompanied illegal children and $522 million for more law enforcement on the border and in Central America. Along with that he wants an additional $1.8 billion for HHS (Department of Health and Human Services), to house the children while they wait for immigration court hearings. This, of course, could take up to five years while we foot the bill. He wants $300 million for the State Department to try and create better economic and security conditions in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. (Are you kidding me? How likely is that to happen?) He also wants $64 million for the Justice Department to hire more immigration judges!
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Why do we need to spend this enormous amount of money when we have been told over and over again that "the border is secure," and "border security is tighter than it has ever been"? Blah, blah, blah. Why doesn't anyone question the administration on this? If the border was so secure, would we be in this mess? We all know the truth; and the cold, hard facts are that this is just another redistribution tactic to bring this country down and level the playing field.
What angers me the most is hearing this discussion of billions of dollars being allocated to care for illegals when we have American citizens in desperate need of care! Excuse me, but did the situation at the Department of Veterans Affairs just get put on the back burner? Where is the urgency to throw money at that situation? Are cities like Detroit and Chicago not going bankrupt? We can afford more immigration judges but not more safety and security for the people victimized in these cities? Do we not have American poor? Families with children where the parents can't even find a job? Now we invite hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants in to eventually take work from these struggling Americans?
Don't get me wrong, I feel sorry for these children making the long trek from their homes in these countries. They have been sold a bill of goods that is not true by a president who just wants to further his political agenda. He doesn't care that many of these children are abused along the way, sick, scared and alone. He can't even be bothered to take a 10-minute break from his fundraising to see firsthand what the situation is. This shows you that there is no concern, no compassion, just an agenda.
It's very easy for this administration to just drop the whole situation in the taxpayers' lap. Obama did his job. Just like the film "The Wizard of Oz," he made it look like America was the Emerald City to these unfortunate people, where all of their needs would be taken care of. They followed the yellow brick road to America and soon found themselves shoved and packed into holding centers, sleeping on the floor with no blankets, many ill with diseases. Our border patrol, church groups and humanitarians are on site trying to ease the tornado Obama caused while he is playing pool and joking with billionaire donors. He doesn't like photo-ops? What kind of picture does that create?
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We can't afford this crisis. Taxpayers are stressed to the max as it is. So, let's say no. Demand that the Republican House deny the $3.7 billion in funds. Let Obama and the Democrats do some of that fundraising they do so well, and let them help out these kids. We, the taxpayers, want to fix our problems at home first. Let's put the National Guard on the border, repeal the 2008 law over trafficking of minors, compassionately feed and care for them for 72 hours and send them back.
After all … "There's no place like home."