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Rep. Lamar Smith Nails Reasons To Oppose Obama’s $3.7 Billion Emergency Funding Request

Lamar Smith

On Tuesday, President Obama submitted an emergency funding request with a $3.7 billion deal being sent to Congress. The funding is aimed at stemming the more than 52,000 unaccompanied immigrant children that have been apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol since October.

Texas Representative Lamar Smith (TX-21) as come out swinging against Obama’s multi-billion supplemental appropriation request saying that additional funding would likely be squandered on amnesty requests, and that the president has failed to show that it can function effectively with its current resources.

“This isn’t a funding problem,” said Smith, “it’s an enforcement problem. Rather than enforce our nation’s immigration laws, the President has chosen to ignore them. Instead, he continues to call for massive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants.

“The President has no one to blame but himself for the current crisis on the Southern border. He granted amnesty to illegal immigrant minors by promising not to deport those brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. As a result, tens of thousands of illegal immigrants are now flooding across the border.

“I’d be happy to give the President $3.7 billion to secure the border if I thought he’d actually do it. But time and again President Obama has shown that he cares more about the interests of illegal immigrants than of law abiding citizens.

“Congress shouldn’t give President Obama a single penny until we see him use the current resources to secure the border, increase interior enforcement, and reduce illegal immigration.”

“If a lot of this money simply goes to judges who are going to award asylum to these individuals and allow them to stay in the country, that’s not something we favor,” Smith told CBS News DC.

Smith added that Obama’s “words are hollow,” and that his pandering has led many to question whether the U.S. can trust him to control the crisis. “If you go by his past actions, we cannot trust him when he says that he wants to secure the border.”

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Law enforcement are already misappropriating billions. Very much of this in the form of grant funding. They are also commandeering billions more from other sources, some used to buy weapons intended for war used in turn on U.S. citizens, targeting mostly pot smokers, the homeless and to house thousands more, mostly harmless mental patients,all from funds intended for the well being and benefit of Americans. This theft of public funds must stop. These border wild west gunslingers should be charged with human rights violations, not funded with additional billions all destined for Authoritarian sociopaths. This entire thing looks, and stink of a set up by U.S. Marshals and others. Possibly the children were sent here by the Texas (U.S.) government. for the purpose of robbing American Citizens. We do not want an Authoritarian society. They will use these additional billions against us all. PLEASE STOP THIS MISUSE OF PUBLIC FUNDS.

JUST SEND THEM BACK

JUST SEND THEM BACK
Law enforcement are already misappropriating billions. Very much of this in the form of grant funding. They are also commandeering billions more from other sources, some used to buy weapons intended for war used in turn on U.S. citizens, targeting mostly pot smokers, the homeless and to house thousands more, mostly harmless mental patients,all from funds intended for the well being and benefit of Americans. This theft of public funds must stop. These border wild west gunslingers should be charged with human rights violations, not funded with additional billions all destined for Authoritarian sociopaths. This entire thing looks, and stink of a set up by U.S. Marshals and others. Possibly the children were sent here by the Texas (U.S.) government. for the purpose of robbing American Citizens. We do not want an Authoritarian society. They will use these additional billions against us all. PLEASE STOP THIS MISUSE OF PUBLIC FUNDS.