October 20, 2021

DEMS SEE NO END TO BORDER SURGE: That appears to be the case, judging by the budget Senate Democrats are proposing for the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency. Joe Simonson of the Washington Free Beacon ran the numbers in the bill text and concluded CBP would get $500 million less in 2022 than it did this year.

Not to worry, though, because, Simonson reports, the bill also provides for construction of more immigrant processing centers on the border. That way there will be minimal delays to the border crossers on their way from wherever they come from to wherever in the U.S. they decide to go.

But wait, there’s more!

“The bill forbids Homeland Security Investigations, an arm of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, from enforcing immigration laws. It instead directs the agency to only focus on ‘the disruption of transnational crime,’ such as drug trafficking or money laundering.

“The proposed cuts come as the southern border faces a decades-high surge of illegal immigrants attempting to enter the United States. Immigration authorities expect to report nearly two million migrant encounters at the border this fiscal year, the first time the number has exceeded one million since 2006.”

 

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