Obama has officially requested $3.7 billion in emergency funds for the border crisis with $1.6 billion going to the DOJ and DHS, $1.8 billion for Health and Human Services and $300 million for the State Department.
Obama caused this crisis and did so intentionally. We have proof that this was a planned event that was prepared for at least as early as this past January. We've even had a border agent defy gag orders to expose this as an intended operation.
Now Obama will flood federal agencies with cash in order to beef them up with more personnel, arms and paramilitary units. Very little of this money will be used to actually handle the crisis – these illegals are here to stay.
“Today, I ask the Congress to consider the enclosed emergency supplemental appropriations request. . .to comprehensively address this urgent humanitarian situation,” President Obama said in a letter to House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio).
The administration’s comprehensive strategy represents a “super-aggressive deterrence and enforcement strategy,” a senior administration official told reporters, speaking on a conference call on condition of anonymity to provide more details.
The request also will include an additional $615 million to help the federal government fight wildfires.
Administration officials had previously said that they would be requesting more than $2 billion to help stem the recent surge of women and children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. 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.