President Obama on Monday set up a task force to coordinate the response to a huge increase in illegal child migrants coming across the Mexico border and put the head of the federal disaster agency in charge.
“The influx of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) across the southwest border of the United States has resulted in an urgent humanitarian situation requiring a unified and coordinated Federal response,” the president said in a memo setting up the task force.
The White House said that a 90-percent increase means it needs $1.4 billion more than it thought in March to cope with the influx.
“Both the scale and the humanitarian nature of this situation is causing us to ramp up and further unify our efforts” White House Director of Domestic Policy Cecilia Munoz told reporters.
The Department of Homeland Security has already asked the Pentagon for beds at Joint Base San Antonio and at a Texas naval base to be used by the child migrants.
Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator (FEMA) Craig Fugate will now be coordinating efforts by the DHS and the Health and Human Services department, which is charged with caring for the children until they can be reunited with family.
“There was no focal point for the effort,” Fugate told reporters.
Munoz denied that the administration’s proposals for immigration reform are causing the spike in smuggling of illegal child migrants.
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Talked to a Mexican that has been in this country 25 years it cost him thousands to get here legally and his family. he agrees if you come here illegally you must go home.
If you cross the North Korean border illegally you get 12 years hard labor.
If you cross the Iranian border illegally you are detained indefinitely.
If you cross the Afghan border illegally, you get shot.
If you cross the Saudi Arabian border illegally you will be jailed.
If you cross the Chinese border illegally you may never be heard from again.
If you cross the Venezuelan border illegally you will be branded a spy and your fate will be sealed.
If you cross the Mexican borders illegaly you will jailed for two years.
If you cross the Cuban border illegally you will be thrown into political prison to rot.
Just to name a few...
WE MUST STOP ILLEGALS FROM CROSSING OUR BORDERS NOW NOT TOMORROW , NOT NEXT WEEK , NOT NEXT MONTH. I feel for these children too and what they face each day in their own country. We must have order, our laws must be obeyed and upheld. NO AMNESTY, our social programs are over burdened to the point of collapse. When America goes bankrupt where does that leave our children, grand children and our great grandchildren, Broke!
We don't need to assume the liability for the care of Mexico's homeless children... there are millions of them and the government of Mexico may well be behind their crossings. What parent ... would dump their children on the US Border in the middle of no where. These are street children and most likely are being shown the border by local Mexican officials... who give them an inner tube, point North and tell them the minute they land on the US Side to start CRYING... for aid.
The latest Mexican welfare program... Street Orphans For Export To America.
The social madness this would cause anywhere on earth! and is causing here because any sociologist etc. would not be able to deny - there is no way (on earth) for so many cultures to be shoved into one geo area all at once and not have total chaos be the result. I think American citizens have shown great respect considering the current situation. showing the rest of the world, how civilized we really are as a nation; it must be confusing to the rest of the world to wonder: how our government can be so horrible, yet our population has maintained dignity. I do think any other nation would have exploded already. So as a "People" we should be proud. Unfortunately, our government continues pushing the cards to the brink of disaster and I believe when it finally does blow, it will be non-citizens who begin the melt-down/violence. uncontrollable and heartbreaking for all - especially in certain cities/areas of the country. It's sad to think about.
Obama don't care about your kids because you are a citizen. He himself is the leader of illegals, moslim terrorists. He don't care one wit about us or this country.
the second anchor hasn't dropped yet ...reaganomics 1986 - 2016, after a left jab comes the right jab ...the "american" workforce has moved to china, so a new one is moving in from tijuana ...where is reagan when we don't need one.
Be careful of what these deceitful agencies may be telling you! Undocumented children may be your children! READ!
Karol -- Thank you for posting this
Illegal immigration is costing the US taxpayer more than anything else...especially the wars in the Middle East. Great way to sink this country. A horrible way to use children. Shame on the leaders of Mexico and our own Governement
As President Barack Obama prepares to announce tougher new air quality standards, lawmakers in several states already are trying to blunt the impact on aging coal-fired power plants that feed electricity to millions of consumers.
The push against Obama's new carbon emission standards has been strongest in some states that have large coal-mining industries or rely heavily on coal to fuel their electricity. State officials say the new federal regulations could jeopardize the jobs of thousands of workers and drive up the monthly electric bills of residents and businesses.
It remains to be seen whether new measures passed by the states will amount to mere political symbolism or actually temper what's expected to be an aggressive federal effort to reduce the country's reliance on coal. But either way, states likely will play a pivotal role, because federal clean air laws leave it up to each state to come up its own plan for complying with the emission guidelines.
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Oh yes it is increasing more illegal crossings. Hey Mexico, come on over! We have open borders now. So now we have to pay to feed them? Illegals are not welcomed here, not by the citizens. We have had enough.