DHS Diverts Money to Deal With Immigration

Because House Republicans refused to approve President Obama’s request for funds, the Department of Homeland Security is now diverting funds from key programs to deal with the influx of migrant children.

via Reuters

The bulk of the transfer – about $270 million – will come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster relief fund. An additional $30 million will come from the Coast Guard, the official said.

The Customs and Border Patrol agency will move $70.5 million from other activities to meet increased demands from the border situation.

House Republicans didn’t merely refuse to appropriate the amount of funds the president requested; they refused to appropriate any amount of funds without strings attached.

What strings are those? Deporting as many people as possible including young students known as DREAMers who would have qualified under the DREAM Act if it had ever been passed into law.

If there is an emergency that demands a response from FEMA between now and the end of the fiscal year, don’t be surprised if they’re short on funds.

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  • Victor_the_Crab

    If there is an emergency that demands a response from FEMA between now and the end of the fiscal year, don’t be surprised if they’re short on funds.

    And if, God forbid, a natural disaster does strike, leaving communities panic stricken because of a lack of said funds, the Republicans will launch an all out assault on Obama for failure to help these communities, which was caused by their asshatery. And the MSM will never figure it out and instead just go along with it.

  • muselet

    Watch the Rs claim this transfer of funds is yet another example of executive overreach by the lawless, Constitution-shredding, America-hating Obama Administration, and add it to the articles of impeachment.

    –alopecia

    • Christopher Foxx

      “Obama is overreaching and acting without approval from Congress”
      “Obama should do something on his own to deal with this situation.”
      “Obama did something on his own! He overreached without approval from Congress!”

      I don’t know why Obama has continued to try with these folks.