Analysis of the Supplemental Budget Request

Center for Immigration Studies, July 10, 2014

The Obama administration’s proposed emergency budget request for $3.7 billion puts into question their claim that they are working to stop the surge of illegal immigrants flowing across the United States’ southern border and to ensure speedy removals. The Center for Immigration Studies’ analysis reveals the budget’s emphasis lays more in resettlement than in removal.

Resettlement, not enforcement, dominates the proposed budget. The administration proposes that $1.8 billion, about 49 percent of the entire budget request, be appropriated to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for resettlement of illegal minors as well as entire family units, including adult men and women. The accommodations appear to be intended for long term use as opposed to temporary, insofar as the funds include authorization “for acquisition, construction, improvement, repair, operation, and maintenance of real property and facilities.”

The “enforcement” portion of the budget is not truly geared toward removal; rather, the monies go towards temporary detention and transport of aliens (including adults) to facilitate their resettlement and relocation by HHS. According to a leaked Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Intelligence document fully 47 percent of the arrivals are adults, who should be subjected to expedited removal, not to relocation and resettlement.

View the full report here.

“The White House and its allies in Congress accuse some members of the House of ‘wanting it both ways’ for not immediately acquiescing to the terms of the emergency supplemental,” said Cadman, a research fellow at the Center and author of the report. “But an examination of the details in the supplemental shows clearly that it is the administration which wants it both ways.  The supplemental request represents an illusion of progress, while taking no concrete steps either to remove the recent arrivals or to effectively dissuade future arrivals.”

The request disregards the will of Congress in several ways. There is a “general provision” in the request which gives the administration the right to move as much as 30 percent of the monies around as they choose. Reprogramming is usually limited to 10 percent of appropriated funds, unless specifically approved by Congress. In addition, the Department of Justice (DOJ) would be given $15 million to hire attorneys to defend the unaccompanied alien children against deportation in removal proceedings before an immigration judge. An additional $1.1 million would be given to DOJ for “immigration litigation attorneys” who, presumably, would assist alien adults in their proceedings. It is clear that such litigation attorneys are not prosecutors, who are called “trial attorneys” and work for DHS, not DOJ. In essence, Congress is being asked to approve the executive branch’s violation of the law. Section 292 of the Immigration and Nationality Act specifically prohibits representation of aliens in immigration proceedings at government expense.

The Obama administration created this crisis by ignoring of our immigration laws and refusing to make enforcement efforts unless linked to an amnesty. Now the administration’s solution, based on the proposed emergency budget request, appears to be a continuation of this failed policy.

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  • Just confirming what we all thought. It’s going to go to EBT cards. Because, as Tom Coburn figured out, it would take only 0.5% of this amount to fly every last one of ’em back first class short order airfare.

    And also I’m sure you saw the latest. Because of this, Je$$e Jack$son has his hands out for $2 billion for Chicago, i.e. himself.

  • ncpride

    The Center for Immigration Studies’ analysis reveals the budget’s emphasis lays more in resettlement than in removal.

    Only the very stupid, naïve or blind believe any different. On another note, I saw a black woman on TV today literally cursing about this money going to ‘them’ and not ‘hers’ (aka blacks), but I’m sure no one will call her a racist. For all you silly blacks wishing for White demise, I’d say you’re in for a real shocker when they outnumber us and take over. You’re SO screwed!

    • MBlanc46

      They will indeed be sorry. But it appears that the black “leadership” (i.e, race hustlers) apparently have been brought on board. Jesse and Al and Charlie and Maxine will no doubt do all right. The the ordinary American Negro will find that he is no longer the Democratic Party’s principal pet.

    • Paleoconn

      Indeed when hispanics are running the joint, the goose that laid the golden eggs for blacks, vile old despicable White Goose, will be dead. Then the blacks will long for another era. Kind of like those oral histories from the 1930s where ex-slaves waxed nostalgic about slavery days, even one old man looking forward to being reunited with their former master in heaven, and serving him just like in slavery days.

  • Luca

    Scam # 1,864, brought to you compliments of the Neo-Marxist regime voted into office twice by the American sheeple.

  • Marc Zuckurburg

    I only hope and pray that tucked somewhere deep in all these pages is some provision for millions of new H1B visas so I can import a big piece of India and China to keep my labor costs down. If not, then this $3 billion will be all a waste, all for nothing.

  • Lies, distortions, and misrepresntations are what the puppet Obama and his fellow travelers are all about. Saul Alinksy, Lenin, Marx, and Trotsky (aka Leon Bronstein) would all be proud of them.

    How can you tell Obama is lying? His lips are moving.

    Old joke, but so applicable.

    • Homo_Occidentalis

      The “deporter-in-chief” is an illegal himself, as far as I’m concerned. The founding fathers would never have recognized any act which conferred citizenship upon non-whites.

      Obama and his handlers are wed to America’s destruction. He is heir to the revolution Marx began in 1848. The primary tenet of Cultural Marxism is that all cultures are equal. Some cultures are just “more equal” than others. He is desperate to see the Anglo America of his birth destroyed by Mesoamerican peasants.

      The end game is in sight for him. His hatred for traditional America will only grow more overt in the coming months.

      • emiledurk16

        Hear Hear !!

    • propagandaoftruth

      Devil’s always in the details…

  • John R

    Ridiculous. It seems the US is doing more to secure the border of Ukraine against a nuclear armed Russia, than to secure our own border against, who? Guatemala? Honduras? Don’t tell me that we cannot secure our border.

    • Dave West

      Were more obsessed with being able to supply the NATO countries with natural gas than preventing our “nation” from descending into the third world.

  • Ella

    Once they started to transport the illegals across the USA looking for housing, I knew they will never leave. They will choose more remote locations like Bangor, Idaho City, Sioux Falls, and so on.

    • DonReynolds

      Maybe Obama plans to auction them off. Everyone will want one. Better than dogs.

    • emiledurk16

      exactly

  • DonReynolds

    Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma (one of the good guys) pointed out that each one of these illegal aliens could be provided with a first-class plane ticked back to their own country for less than 1 percent of the money Obama requested. (The last I heard, even John Boehner said it would not even come to a vote in the House.)

  • MBlanc46

    The chances of Obama deporting these “youth” in an election year are about as good as my winning the Fields Medal in mathematics.

  • DonReynolds

    I am still waiting for Canada to say they will take them off our hands. They probably flew over Canada a few times while being shuttled for no reason.

    Lemmie guess, every time the plane passed over a state line, it counted as another deportation by the Obama administration?

    • Paleoconn

      This administration counts border arrests as deportations.

      • DonReynolds

        When an illegal in custody is relocated to another state, this administration counts it as a deportation.

  • Earl Turner

    If you don’t see this for what it is, which is a staging of enemy forces in preparation for hostile action, then you’re blind.

  • ncpride

    I disagree. They have real political power here. They have taken over CA and have started to make laws in their own favor. Also, they have never been allowed to sustain such large numbers in this country, and with them pouring over the border by the thousands everyday, we’re in trouble here. They, like blacks, will vote as a race, whereas Whites will do no such thing… not yet anyway. Make no mistake… these people are more dangerous than blacks, only because they are a notch smarter than blacks.

  • kikz2

    yeah i guess JPMorganChase just has to squeeze out that last profit before it dumps the EBT enterprise…

  • Jacobite2

    Dealing with Leftists is not complicated, Get both your hands around the throat and keep a steady pressure until they’re safe to let loose. Cut off the money. Any RINO who votes for a dime to support these peons has to be voted out of office — I don’t care if he’s running against Robert Mugabe. We have to start running candidates who will represent white people.