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Harry Reid: No Need For Change, ‘The Border Is Secure’

From The Hill:

Reid: Southern border is secure

By Alexander Bolton | 07/15/14

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday asserted the southern border is secure despite the massive surge of illegal minors from Central America that has overwhelmed federal agencies.

“The border is secure,” he told reporters after the Senate Democrats’ weekly policy lunch. “[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus today. He’s a border state senator. He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure.”

As we put this on the stack of Mr. Reid’s previous unhinged comments, bear in mind that this lunatic is the single most powerful man in Congress. The man who is the most responsible for ‘gridlock.’

Besides, if the border is secure, why does Congress need to give Obama another $4 billion dollars?

Reid said lawmakers need to worry less about border security and focus instead on President Obama’s $3.7 billion request to help process the tens of thousands of children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador who have been apprehended on the border.

Which proves once and for all that the $4 billion dollars is not intended to stop the flow of illegal aliens. It is intended to pay for their housing and feeding and legal aid. Which is intended to encourage more illegal aliens to come.

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson warned Congress last week that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is due to run out of money by mid-August because of the large number of minors attempting to cross into Texas. He said Customs and Border Protection would run out of funding by mid-September…

Good. Maybe when HHS runs out of money they will have to stop the flood.

All members of the Senate will receive a special briefing from the administration at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on the growing illegal immigration crisis on the Texas border, Reid announced.

He also dismissed a bipartisan proposal by Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (Texas) and Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar (Texas) to expedite deportations as “too broad.” “From all the reports I’ve gotten, the answer for me is no, I won’t support it,” he said…

In other words, Mr. Reid has not seen the proposal, but he knows it is too broad and he won’t support it.

The Cornyn-Cuellar bill would amend the Wilberforce trafficking law by treating unaccompanied migrant children from Central America the same as those from Mexico. Under current law, Mexican children do not receive the same due process rights as minors from Central America and are deported on a much shorter timeframe.

Cornyn-Cuellar would allow unaccompanied minors to make a claim for asylum in the United States before an immigration judge within seven days of receiving a screening from the Department of Health and Human Services. It would require immigration judges to determine whether these children are eligible to remain in the country within 72 hours of their claim for asylum…

What is so broad about that? And what is unfair about it? In fact, that’s is how these UACs were always treated until 2008, and they all somehow survived.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014. You can leave a response.

One Response to “Harry Reid: No Need For Change, ‘The Border Is Secure’”

  1. canary

    Senator Harry Reid won’t allow illegal immigrant children in Nevada though there is plenty of housing on the world’s largest gun range.

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