Obama to Seek $2 Billion to Stem Surge of Central American Immigrants

Brian Bennett and Steve Padilla, Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2014

President Obama will send a letter to Congress on Monday requesting more than $2 billion to pay for tighter border enforcement and humanitarian assistance to respond to the swell of children from Central America illegally crossing the border without their parents, a White House official said Sunday.

Obama will also request that Congress change a law that requires ‎unaccompanied children from non-contiguous countries be allowed to fight their deportations in immigration court before being sent out of the country. The change would make it easier for the U.S. to quickly return such children to their home countries, mirroring a similar law currently in place for children from Mexico.

A massive backlog in immigration courts has meant the children coming from Central American countries such as Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras spend years inside the U.S. while their cases are being heard. During that time the majority of those children are released into the care of relatives in the U.S.

Obama will ask Congress to give the Homeland Security secretary the ability to speed the deportations of Central American children, the official said.

It is unusual for the president to make requests from Congress when lawmakers are not in session. Congress is on break until July 7. But the crisis on the border is mounting and White House officials decided that they could not wait to make the request until lawmakers return to Washington.


The children from Central America present a particular challenge to the government.

Under U.S. immigration law, Mexican or Canadian children who enter illegally and alone can be returned to their homelands immediately. Children from elsewhere, however, cannot be removed immediately and must first be taken into U.S. custody.

The Department of Homeland Security can detain children who aren’t from Mexico or Canada for a maximum of 72 hours.

The children then must be transferred to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which places them in temporary shelters. That agency is required to “act in the best interest of the child,” which often means reuniting the child with a parent or relative living in the U.S. Others are placed in foster care.


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  • MekongDelta69

    What it says:
    “Obama to Seek $2 Billion to Stem Surge of Central American Immigrants”

    What it means:
    “Obama to Seek $2 Billion to Allow a Bigger Surge of Central American Immigrants”

    • SentryattheGate

      I heard on the news that most of the money will go to immigration lawyers to help the “kids” stay and get benefits, c/o US taxpayers who desire less immigration!

    • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

      It’s as if the Dems read The Camp of the Saints, not as a cautionary tale but as an instruction manual.

  • He’ll spend any money Congress approves on helping them invade and the wreck our country.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      But just look at what those nice Central American children are bringing with them to enrich our cities, culture and schools:

      TB, Swine Flu, Scabies, Chicken Pox, Brain Worm and more…

      It’s bio-terrorism!!

      • Katherine McChesney

        Leprosy and Chaugas Disease.

        • Valmont

          Piñatas! Scabies! Tuberculosis!

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Piñatas! leave the biggest scars.

      • I could fix this all for 20 cents a head, with food and housing only for myself.

  • Luca

    He’s already spending that much on TV ads in Central America telling them to hurry on over before his amnesty passes them by.

    • Whitetrashgang

      Well to be fair that cost includes bringing them to the border.

  • Not one dime of this $2 billion will be spent on deportations or enforcement. No way Jose.

    A patriotic House Speaker would write such a funding request so that the money can only be used for enforcement and deportation, and that jurisdiction over the immigration law violation proceedings relating to the recent border crossers should be taken away from the Federal judiciary’s normal process and a special deportation-expedition legal dispensation path of these immigration cases should be mandated in this bill.

    But we don’t have a patriotic House Speaker. We have John Boehner.

    • Sick of it

      Deportation only. They include “humanitarian aid” in their enforcement budgets, apparently.

    • John R

      “No way Jose” like that one.

  • KevinPhillipsBong

    I’m sure he’ll sent a thousand home to show what a tough-minded realpolitiker he is. Beyond that he’s simply sticking us with a $2 Billion bill for our own destruction.

  • JohnEngelman

    Some people hate President Obama so much that they oppose him when he does something they would otherwise support.

    This is a difficult issue for the President. Impoverished children trying to escape horrible circumstances tug at the heart strings of many of this strongest supporters.

    • ncpride

      So impoverished, they need 6X underpants…..thousands of them.

    • LACountyRedneck

      How many have you invited into your home, Johnny?

      • Whitetrashgang

        I am sure a few 13 year old boys are in the basement.

        • LACountyRedneck

          I bet it’s quite the diverse basement. A’s and J’s.

    • IstvanIN

      So every child, up to the age of 30, who claims to live in horrible circumstances, should be allowed to overrun our country and destroy the future for our children?

    • Katherine McChesney

      Horrible circumstances?
      Caused by their corrupt and violent government.

      Heart strings?
      Let them return to their country and sort things out there.

    • me

      It’s part of the liberal agenda to create the North American Union–just like the European Union. The Amero will replace the fiat dollar, and all of your hopes and dreams will be crushed under the weight of the globalist agenda. Our sovereign nation has been sold cheaply for a bag of geld by the whoremongering politicians to the globalists. The only difficult issue for Obummer–obeying the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, immigration laws, and the laws of human decency. I know you just loooove anything and anyone that goes against White European heritage , Engelman, but could you be a little bit more discreet with your bromances with the POTUS and anyone that’s NOT White? You made me throw up in my mouth a little bit….

      • JohnEngelman

        I know you just loooove anything and anyone that goes against White European heritage.

        – me

        If you really believe that you have not read many of my posts. I see little to value in Muslim culture, and less to value in black culture.

        My admiration for Ashkenazi Jews does not go against White European heritage. Europe is where the Ashkenazim lived for two thousand years and evolved to become the most intelligent racial group in existence.

        Orientals, whom I also admire, embody virtues white Europeans once had, and which I wish they would regain. These include obedience to the law, marital fidelity, and a willingness to work hard.

    • Shawn_thefemale

      Seriously, John, this is bottom feeding even for you. What six or eight year old child has the wherewithall to want to “escape” from their home & their family ON THEIR OWN, hook up with an organized (and hardly free) to find their way over a several hundred mile pilgrimmage to a far distant magic land that they aren’t even able to conceive of? Get real, these kids are being SENT. It’s a lucrative scheme, that when it works, benefits two groups of people at your and my expense. An uncalculatable expense.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        “…Seriously, John, this is bottom feeding even for you…”

        Precious. <;-D

    • SentryattheGate

      Poverty and crime is nothing new in Central America. Why should we bring it here as well? Our worst crime problems are already Latino gangs, like MS-13. Why should we become another (hellhole) Latino country? The rest of the Western Hemisphere is Latino; let them go to their “cousins”! But, no, to seek a better life, Latino come to the Anglo culture, and turn US into what they sought to escape!

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Yeah, the greaseritos pouring into southern New Hampshire are all gangsters. They are just biding their time, until such time as Obama Bin Laden gives them their terrorism “green light” with EO-style amnesty. They know the only possibility for deportation is committing a crime. Anti-amnesty is the only thing preventing an epic crime wave throughout American cities infested with these shaved apes.

      • JohnEngelman

        For the record, I think we should keep them out even if they are children. Nevertheless, I an sensitive to the moral complexities of the situation.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      They aren’t escaping, they were induced. Induced to be used as human shields by the American Taliban bent on white race replacement. The Chicago thugs will hang. ALL OF THEM! The new revolution is near. Prepare.

      • JohnEngelman

        I predict Obama takes a slug this summer.

        – AndrewInterrupted

        Is that what you hope for?

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Predict, hope, and will celebrate.

          • JohnEngelman

            If President Obama is assassinated you will not be the only white person celebrating. Many of the celebrations will be public. Those celebrations, and the assassination itself will provoke more devastating black ghetto riots than the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968. The United States will become ungovernable.

            What good could possibly come from that? You may think your side will emerge from the rubble and restore the white male supremacy of the 1950’s. Think again.

            During the late 1960’s and early 1970’s many new left radicals longed for a revolution that would somehow achieve their values and goals. What they got instead was white backlash, the tax revolt, Ronald Reagan, and a country dominated by the Republicans.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            If you read the many posts from the many bloggers here at AmRen you will notice a consistent sentiment. Mother America needs a cataclysm to health herself. She needs to “code”. A term used in hospital ERs when describing a patient who died and was brought back, revived. Mother America needs to “code”.

          • JohnEngelman

            It is not the sentiment outside of American Renaissance. Nor is it something that is marketable to the larger public.

            The white male supremacy of the 1950’s cannot be restored, not even in restricted areas. There are too many non whites and whites who will oppose it. You cannot imprison, deport, or kill them all.

            What you desire can only be achieved in a totalitarian dictatorship. Americans are too individualistic for that.

    • Ella

      I talked to a young Hispanic girl with a baby a few months ago. I could not believe how young the mom and grandma were. They reminded me that they start having babies around 13 or 14 in rural impoverished regions. Westerners have way different cultural pressures and laws not to breed at young age.

    • evilsandmich

      Some people hate President Obama so much…

      You speak like there is some basis for trust, therefore you must be joking.

    • MikeofAges

      But you have very selective heart strings. None for the people who actually have lived here for generations doing the actual work but getting nothing but a holding for their own lifetime, if that.

  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    “Obama will ask Congress to give the Homeland Security secretary the ability to speed the deportations of Central American children…”

    Translation: Vulnerable senate Democrats in close November elections are screaming at the White House to do something before they are wiped out.

  • TruthBeTold

    When Comprehensive AMNESTY is forced down our throats (and it will be), you can count on two things.

    1) Your taxes will go up because someone is going to have to pay for ‘immigrants’ housing, food, health care, etc. because they will be working low wage jobs.

    2) Your wages and the wages of your children will fall because the surplus of labor will mean that employers will have the option of picking someone who will work for lower wages and receives government benefits and you and your children who will require higher pay because you don’t have the same government benefits.

    • me


  • Petronius

    If Nerobama gave a speech in the forest, and nobody was there to hear it, would he still lie?

    • Sick of it


    • SentryattheGate

      That’s a good one! I’ll have to repeat it often!

  • Hubbub

    Obama: “Immigration? I have it all under control. May plan is to …OH, LOOK. SQUIRREL!!!!

  • Marc Zuckurburg

    I’m sure you all saw the other immigration news today.

    I won!

    Today will go down as my day of victory.

    President Obama on his own made my immigration reform a comprehensive as can be.

    The great Marc Zuckurburg gets what the great Marc Zuckurbug wants. I will never be denied.

    I’ll see you when my net worth hits a trillion.

    • me

      Marc, buddy! How you be? You should rush down to the border and put these chillens to work at Facebook. Or, bring them to your tacky McMansion and have them wash your dirty under drawers, clean your toenails, and harvest the geld from obsolete computers. You could be the next Fagin, and have your own army of tiny minions to do your bidding–and you don’t even have to pay them! Have fun dying from your Third World pandemic, Marc! BTW, how’s that psyops Facebook ’emotion’ experiment working out for ya?

      • Marc Zuckurburg

        Isn’t the one on the bottom so handsome? A high resolution of that leaving out the text box is the mandated standard desktop screen background for all computers at Facebook.

        The boss is always watching.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Yeah, like obama can be trusted.

    “The Fact is these are children, children and families. WE have a moral responsibility to address this in a dignified way.”

    –Nancy Pelosi

    Hope one of them coughed on Nancy Pelosi when she visited the border…

    Meltdown: Border Patrol Agents Test Positive for Diseases Brought In by the Flood of Illegal Aliens

    I’ve talked to border patrol down in McAllen. They’ve seen TB; they’ve seen chicken pox; they’ve seen scabies. And according to Border Patrol, 4 or 5 of their agents have tested positive for those diseases.

    Put ’em up on YOUR estate, Pelosi, or ST*U.

    • SentryattheGate

      This new strain of TB is incurable! Also Hispanics have the highest rates of diabetes of any group; diabetics cost 2 1/2 times the healthcare dollar as a non-diabetic! Diabetes causes ~90% of US blindness, kidney failure, amputations, plus have 4 x chance of heart attack and stroke; ALL leading to expensive healthcare and disability checks c/o the taxpayer!!!!!

  • IKUredux

    I don’t know what we can do anymore. By that, I mean what we Whites are willing to do. WHAT are we willing to do? I say don ‘t file your income tax forms. I actually would like to see all WHITES go on strike. DO NOT GO TO WORK. Let’s take a page from the civil rights movement. Let us organize the one hundred and ninety million White people march. If we are to be cursed with diversity, get rid of affirmative action! Come on! This crap law is being applied to every non White in this country! I can’t take it anymore! This country used to believe in the three R’s. Throw out readin’ , ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic. Substitute those with Resist, Rebel, Revolt.

  • willbest

    You don’t need 2 billion to stem the surge.
    1) Deny birthright citizenship
    2) enforce e-verify
    3) Give a $100k bounty for any US citizen that provides information leading to the arrest and deportation of at least 25 illegals.

    • me

      I’d make a hundred thousand dollars by tomorrow if we implemented your plan….

      • evilsandmich

        Anyone can; just stop by the nearest Catholic Children and Family Services center to become a millionaire in an hour.

      • Sick of it

        I could go back to an old neighborhood of mine and come out a multimillionaire.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    When do we call a spade a spade?

    When is it time to say that Obama, Holder, Johnson, Jarret, Perez, Gutierrez are all acting out of a common motivation: anti-white racism.

    If we get someone like Romney in office after 2016, there should mass Nuremburg size racism trials against these anti-white traitors.

    We should put a bullet in the skull of every Islamo-whack-job in the Guantanamo Bay facility and refill Gitmo with Chicago thugs. Heck, we’ll even give them Section 8 vouchers. We believe in compromise.

    • SentryattheGate

      Don’t count on someone like Romney; another CFR Insider who supports the NAU and New World Order.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        It won’t be up to Romney, when he sees us with torches at the front doors of the white house.

      • SentryattheGate

        Presidents don’t care what us “little people”; they are puppets to BIG power and MONEY! We need to get personal with our US representatives; the US House is the people’s branch of gov’t. All bills of appropriation (money-funding) originate in the House; they can dry up funding to unConstitutional programs, yet citizens often don’t know who their rep. is! Get to know him/her; hold them accountable to their Const. oath to office!

        • Whitetrashgang

          Sorry but they are bought and paid for too. all of them are or they cant play the game.

          • SentryattheGate

            So what’s your game plan? Just give up and complain? And, no, not all are bought and paid for! There are more following in the footsteps of Ron Paul, and others, who merely just want to be reelected so they listen to listen to their active voting constituents.

      • Alexandra1973

        I heard Michelle Obama’s in the CFR.

        • SentryattheGate

          An online search shows that her and Nerobama (and Oprah) are CFR members. Youtube has a video of Sec.of State Hillary Clinton (CFR) admitting that the CFR “tells us what to think and what to do” (in those simple terms).

  • antiquesunlight

    It pains me to agree with Obama, but at least he’s responding in a rational way. Of course, that doesn’t excuse the fact that he’s responsible for this disaster in the first place.

    • FransSusan

      This is nothing but politics. His actions are nothing but political games. He isn’t trying to do the right thing.

  • Valmont

    Congress needs to pass an “Elian Gonzalez Right of Immediate Return to Their Latino Country of Origin Act.”

  • A Freespeechzone

    When will the masses who oppose this targeted attack on Americans by low-IQ, uneducated takers who are being treated by Obama better then our Veterans.

    This SOB President will continue his tactics of destroying this country and giving to a culture that, frankly, doesn’t deserve it. These brown immigrants will only import their useless culture that in overall history, has contributed little to humanity.

    As an American and Veteran, I honor those who served and are serving–but, no way I would join the Military for a country that doesn’t honor its borders—or, under Obama, its Veterans.

  • MBlanc46

    First spend a bunch of my money inviting the beggars up here. Then spend a bunch more of my money to send, or at least threaten to send, the beggars back.

  • Dave West

    Wait is Obama actually starting to make sense? I know he won’t actually put those words into action though.

    • PvtCharlieSlate

      Obama making sense? Maybe, just not obvious sense.

      A few days ago there was the story that when Hillary was a little under the influence she “accidentally” left it be known how much she and Bubba despise Obama. That was a calculated campaign image-enhancement strategy aimed at those “undecided” types.

      This “speed up the send back” is Obama’s spoiler response.

      And yes – he won’t put those words into action.

    • A broken clock is right twice a day.

  • Grand Vizier

    The surge of Canadian minors into Alaska and the Lower 48 is alarming, and I now know that they can be sent back without their day in court!!!

    The idiocy of pretending that Canada and Mexico should be treated alike is laughable, if it weren’t so tragic.

  • blackjack322

    You don’t need approval to send them home. They are violating immigration laws and undermining american borders.

    Send them home. No one will make a stink about it other than the illegals who aren’t even americans anyway.

    • We could do something else with these criminal invaders.

    • FransSusan

      The bleeding heart liberals will be screaming even louder about sending them home, about how uncaring, unfeeling, blah blah blah we all are. They’re already doing that!

  • John R

    Yes, the law should be changed. I am surprised that Obama of all people wants it changed. But, “even a broken clock…” Yes, change the damned law; never mind “in the best interest of the child” crap. It is not the job of the United States government to act as parent to all the children of the world.

    • MikeofAges

      Many suspect a ruse. He has the discretionary authority to do something right now. He wants to pass the responsibility for the outcome to someone else.

      • Bobbala

        He halted sodomite marriage the same way ….

      • FransSusan

        That’s exactly what this is, a ruse. It’s going to turn this into a political battle among parties and citizens. The bleeding-hearts will be screaming humanitarian, blah, blah, blah. This is all too sickening. We taxpaying citizens are screwed yet again!

  • Sick of it

    Old habits…

  • Bobbala

    The tunnels must need renovation and upgrades.

  • MikeofAges

    Or hailed as partition.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Here it is. Post it everywhere, Pass it on and Let It Go Viral.