Obama Seeks Brisk Passage of Border Children Funding Bill

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, July 10, 2014

President Obama’s new border spending request will pay for schooling, health care and lawyers for the unaccompanied illegal immigrant children surging across the border, officials told Congress on Thursday as they pleaded for quick action on the $3.7 billion package.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Congress must approve the money this month, saying that if nothing is done before lawmakers leave for a month-long August vacation, one of his agencies will have to cut its other immigration enforcement in order to hold and transport the children.

But Mr. Johnson and other officials faced bipartisan complaints that Mr. Obama’s plan is “incomplete.” Democrats said it fails to compensate local communities who are having to face the problem, while Republicans said Mr. Obama needs to spell out details of how he wants to change the law to make sure the children can be quickly deported.


It would provide more money to social workers to house the children, add immigration judges to try to speed up cases so that those who are going to be deported can be sent home sooner and boost funding for immigration agents who are handling the surge at the border as well as detaining, processing and transporting the children.

Some of the $1.8 billion intended for the Health and Human Services Department will provide for education and extraordinary health care for children in desperate need, and both the HHS money and funding for the Justice Department will go to pay for legal representation for the children, officials told the Senate Appropriations Committee.


Meanwhile, Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, two Arizona Republicans who helped write the Senate’s immigration legalization bill last year, said they’ll introduce legislation they say will get tough on the latest surge.

Their proposal would allow for quick deportation of all illegal immigrants caught at the border, under a program known as “expedited removal.”

It also would require mandatory detention or alternatives such as ankle monitoring bracelets for those awaiting deportation hearings to make sure they show up. It would also increase the number of refugee visas available to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala so that people truly fleeing horrendous conditions can apply from home rather than braving the dangerous journey and applying for asylum after they reach the U.S.

The point, the lawmakers said, was to send a signal that those trying to cross will not be able to gain a foothold along with the other 11 million illegal immigrants already here.

“This crisis will continue until the parents who paid thousands of dollars to smuggle their children north to the United States see planeloads of them landing back at home–their money wasted,” Mr. McCain said.


Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, said the children end up facing a complex legal system here, and he said the money included for lawyers–about $15 million from the Justice Department–would only provide representation for about 10,000 of the 90,000 unaccompanied children expected to be caught along the border this fiscal year.


Of the $1.8 billion that HHS is requesting, [HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews] Burwell said 84 percent of that is to pay for housing the children, 2 percent is for administrative costs, and 12 percent is for other care expenses such as legal representation and health screenings.

She said it can cost between $250 and $1,000 for each bed space to house one of the children. She said nonprofit organizations are paid to provide the education and other services at those locations.


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  • ZeitTrash

    Are we supposed to house the Armenians too? Along with all the other OTM (other than Mexican) lawbreakers and interlopers?


    North Hollywood man indicted in smuggling ring to bring Armenians to the U.S.

    “A 44-year-old North Hollywood man was indicted on a charge of being the ringleader of a smuggling ring that brought Armenian nationals into the U.S. through Moscow and Mexico.

    Grigor Chatalyan was arrested Sunday trying to enter the U.S. from Mexico at the San Ysidro border crossing. prosecutors said. He was arraigned in San Diego federal court Monday and an indictment was unsealed, the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Two Glendale residents — Varduhi Avagyan, 42, and Meri Avetisyan, 40 — were arrested in November on suspicion of attempting to smuggle two Armenian nationals into the U.S., officials said. Officials accused themof coordinating with Chatalyan.

    Prosecutors accuse the group of charging Armenian nationals up to $18,000 to be flown to Moscow where they were given phony Russian passports to travel to Cancun, Mexico.

    Once in Cancun, they were brought to Tijuana where they received immigration documents that had been issued to other people, prosecutors said. Chatalyan and the two co-defendants are charged with conspiracy and smuggling illegal immigrants for profit. Chatalyan is also charged with identity theft.”


    They got caught. Most don’t.

    And, once they get here, we’ll give them their own charter school:


    Burbank school officials vote in favor of new charter school aimed at Armenian immigrants

    Burbank looks to be getting a new charter school — one aimed at recent Armenian immigrants — following a vote by school board officials last week….

    For parent Armine Gasparyan, who left Armenia 15 years ago, she said she supported the charter school opening in Burbank where her daughter could be immersed in the Armenian community at a nearby school.

    Gasparyan said her daughter currently attends a private Armenian school in Hollywood where Gasparyan used to live before moving to Burbank.

    ‘I looked around – I couldn’t find anything in Burbank,’ she said, adding that Giligia Charter Academy would fulfill what she is looking for.

    ‘It’s very convenient for me,’ she said.”

    • I’m glad you mentioned this because the Armenians have virtually taken over Glendale, Burbank and North Hollywood in Southern California.

      These people are more intelligent than the Mexican squat-monsters by far, but they are essentially middle-easterners and they have bad tempers. They are very cliquish as a people.

      The younger generation of Armenians in California tend to follow the gangster style of the Mexican ‘cholos’. I’ve seen spray painted graffiti in their neighborhoods of “Armenian Power” on walls, fences, etc.

      Many don’t tend to view themselves as Americans per se, and a good portion of them have not fully assimilated.

      All of the Armenians who come to this country are automatically entitled to various forms of public assistance, and they exploit it to the hilt. I’ve had Armenians personally tell me how their newly arrived relatives are taught to defraud and manipulate the welfare system.

      These people are not good for America.

      • David Ashton

        Armenica, Mexica, Arabica, Chinaca, Nigerica…..

        • Einsatzgrenadier

          American government officials are nothing but traitors and war criminals. Dividing the US into hundreds of ethnic enclaves will only lead to bloody civil war, one that will rip all of North America apart. Shame on these fools for endangering the lives of future generations of white people! We must bring these criminals to justice before it’s too late and the US becomes another corrupt, impoverished Latin American cesspool.

          • Bossman

            All the more reason to have comprehensive immigration reform.

          • Einsatzgrenadier

            Yes, but only if “comprehensive immigration reform” means repatriation to third world country of origin.

          • Erasmus

            No. We need to do just like the Israelis: Deport, deport, deport, and at the point of a gun if necessary.

            You don’t compromise with criminals. You’d never openly say that, but you already know that, don’t you?

          • Bossman

            Those Israelis are certainly not deporting all those Ukrainian hookers who are flooding into the place. Every Jew is still welcomed in Israel even some Blacks who are claiming to be Jews.

          • Erasmus

            And every Mexican needs to be welcomed back into Mexico, exactly where he belongs.

          • Bossman

            In the future every Mexican will just be a fellow North American. Everything is moving in that direction but guys like you are unable to see that yet.

          • Erasmus

            Dream on, troll.

          • Bossman

            The smart men have written books about that. I would rather listen to them.

          • Erasmus

            The smart men were also the ones who said we could bring democracy to the mid-east and who dismissed nationalism as a potent force in history. The smart men also said how good “free” trade would be for the US.

            Be careful which “smart” men you listen to.

          • Bossman

            The hordes of Islam are fighting a losing battle. Globalism and technology will make them obsolete. Meanwhile Mexico is becoming a regional hub for auto production for all of North America.

          • Mary

            Yes, history is replete with “smart men” whose theories and predictions didn’t exactly pan out. It’s folly not to take their conclusions with a grain of salt.

          • IKUredux

            You know, I have read your replies and comments, and, I have to admit, I have no idea where you are coming from. I suspect ,you don’t either. It would seem that you just enjoy coming up with B.S. points, followed by race realistic points.So, why don’t you amuse yourself somewhere else.

          • Marc Zuckurburg

            We need comprehensive immigration reform.

            (If you are a conservative, read paragraph A and skip paragraph B. If you are a liberal, skip paragraph A and read paragraph B. Both groups should read the final line.)

            (A) Comprehensive immigration reform will raise wages and salaries, strengthen national security, prevent terrorism, enhance our domestic crime-fighting ability, ensure that we continue to encourage the best and brightest to partake of the American dream, enhance our competitiveness and our ability to innovate, and make America more prosperous.

            (B) Comprehensive immigration reform will make the economy more fair and equitable, help clean and preserve our environment, bolster Social Security and Medicare, aid the cause of reproductive rights and LGBT rights, drive a stake through the heart of bigotry and discrimination, guarantee social justice for all, and make America more vibrant and diverse.

            Make my immigration reform comprehensive, please!

          • Bossman

            If you’re not the real Marc Zuckurburg, I’m sure he would agree with you. What you wrote makes a lot of sense.

          • David Ashton

            A white enclave in Montana is no answer either.

        • Bossman

          Groups like Arabs, Iranians, Chinese and others are paying millions of Dollars for the privilege of living in the golden state. Money still talks in the USA.

      • Oil Can Harry

        Armenians appear to have a mix of white European and Middle Eastern Arab blood. They’re also Orthodox Christian, not Musims thank God.

        I never had a problem with them here in NYC but then again there aren’t that many of them here. Maybe Amren can do an article about the impact they’re having on Califoreigner.

        • Einsatzgrenadier

          Just because these Middle Easterners happen to be Christian doesn’t mean anything. Some of the most ruthless gangsters in history were Christian Middle Easterners, such as the vicious Micheal Kanaan and the members of the Assyrian crime network in Australia.

          Get rid of all of them. None of them should be in western countries.

      • mobilebay

        You’re right. Remember the Armenians gave us the Kardashians.

        • Who Me?

          THAT”S number ONE in the reasons to deport them ALL. Starting with the Kartrashians. Too bad their OJ loving daddy is beyond earthly retribution. (Very odd that, considering their mommy Kris was supposedly such a dear, dear friend of Nichole Simpson….)

  • This is just another instance of Obama depleting our nation’s funds and resources; an effort to heap upon Americans an even greater national debt.

    He is making fools of all of us.

  • propagandaoftruth


    Sorry about the all caps, but this is important…

  • David Ashton

    How much would repatriation cost with charitable provision of food and drink en route?

  • Greg Thomas

    “Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Congress must approve the money this month, saying that if nothing is done before lawmakers leave for a month-long August vacation, one of his agencies will have to cut its other immigration enforcement in order to hold and transport the children.”

    What “enforcement?” If we had enforcement, we wouldn’t have 30 million illegal invaders squatting on our soil, with more pouring in every day. This is nothing more than another money grab to subsidize illegal invaders, under threats of “cutting enforcement!” It is amazing these criminals can get away with this without being arrested.

    • Ella

      I agree. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” as Ben Franklin said, but US today prefers disasters and failures as they avoid their own immigration laws and then, subsidize the costs later. Our government officials are so criminal.

  • Diversity Fatigue

    Enough is enough. The only way to deal with the gangster in the White House is to cut off the purse. The Senate should not appropriate any money to be spent on Chairman Obama’s schemes for destroying the nation. The only money spent should be on rounding up illegals and transporting them back across the border and then putting troops on the border.

    De-fang Ohama. Cut off the money. Write or call your Senators.

  • Lion’s Mane

    No doubt Obama is having great fun getting his revenge on “white folks.” However, in the process, he’s also hurting the very Blacks whose interests he, as a Negro president, is presumably supposed to represent. His malevolent motivation of anti-White hostility is rapidly bringing ruin to all American citizens. Insanity reigns in Washington. The politicians want to bring down the country.

    • IstvanIN

      The biggest enemy of blacks is always blacks.

      • Ringo Lennon

        Biggest enemy of blacks and whites are Soros and his Globalists. Obama is just a tool.

  • dd121

    No one seriously thinks Obama would use the 4 billion and send any of them back, do you? The Republicans can’t possibly be dumb enough to fall for this ruse?

    • Lion’s Mane

      At the risk of being mistaken (which, I admit, is not without precedent!), I will venture to say this: Never underestimate the stupidity and/or cowardice of the GOP.

  • Bossman

    And lower your standard of living also.

    • Erasmus

      The rest of us would all be happy to pay an extra 50 cents a head more for lettuce to not have it defecated on before harvesting first, wouldn’t you?

      • As if lettuce is anywhere near cheap with all the comprehensive reformers strewn about to harvest it. Cheapest head of lettuce last time I bought one a few weeks ago was two bucks.

  • Erasmus

    Not a dime more for any of this. Take it out of the foreign aid we give to other countries. The American taxpayer should not be forced to pay for Barcky’s mistakes.

  • IKUredux

    Wow, I wish we real Americans had such a diabolical plan in place. Obama not only knew this would happen, he facilitated it. You know, we don’t have to put up with any of this. I mean, seriously. Why are we so damn polite? We can use Molotov cocktails.We can use all the tools that the opposition has always used. Except now, we are the opposition. We are the REVOLUTION. We are the REBELS fighting against the status quo. WE ARE THE REBELLION! WE ARE THE SPIRIT OF 1776!!!!

  • IstvanIN

    Why not just house them in tents like Sheriff Arpaio does until they can be sent back?

  • Guest

    “President Obama’s new border spending request will pay for schooling,
    health care and lawyers for the unaccompanied illegal immigrant children
    surging across the border”

    What are you going to teach these kids now with the schooling …How the White man killed their ancestors and how the Whit man is a born racist and how he needs to be killed?? How they need to desecrate White people’s homes, tombs and national heroes?? More la Raza members i suppose.

  • “President Obama’s new border spending request will pay for schooling,
    health care and lawyers for the unaccompanied illegal immigrant children
    surging across the border”

    And what are these kids going to learn with the schooling Obama wants to give them?..How the White man killed the Indians and how the White man is a born racist and therefore they need to destroy us? Desecrate our national heroes and anything sacred to us? Our tombs, cities, legal documents that protect our freedoms.

    More Raza/Aztlan members people…pay attention this is no joke.

  • kikz2

    ya know.. since the tribe is all formally signed up to “welcome the stranger” here in our country. i think they can help… let’s take their 3Billion yrly love fund for their OTHER country and use that to deal w/the stranger in ours.. eh?

  • Erasmus

    When republicans sign on to immigration reform[sic], they sign their own death warrant.

    Many of us have been saying this for years, but, at last, some republican leaders are starting to listen.

  • emiledurk16

    “President Obama’s new border spending request will pay for schooling, health care and lawyers for the unaccompanied illegal immigrant children surging across the border, ”

    And his systematic destruction of our people and culture continues, to the perverse glee of White liberals.

    “Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Congress must approve the money this month, saying that if nothing is done before lawmakers leave for a month-long August vacation, one of his agencies will have to cut its other immigration enforcement in order to hold and transport the children.”

    Nothing I say….not a dime, Jeh !

  • Sheik Yerbouti

    These diseased and parasite-covered children will be in schools beside American children in a matter of weeks. THAT should scare the crap out of every American parent. American kids will die because of this. It is an attack.

    • Ella

      You are so right. People have been organizing protests here against the Feds trying to resettle C.A. diseased children in middle/upper class neighbourhoods who had 600 forced units of HUD apt housing built 10 years ago. (They lost of course against the bribed city government.) Now the Feds want to resettle the illegal children there! They do place illegal children in our schools currently through busing, probably 25% filling vacancies as whites are not having enough babies! I see it everyday!

  • Ella

    Govt. will fun the illegal children once again but will not use monies to secure the border. When they passed NAFTA, under Bush and Clinton, I knew it meant open season on the US.