REPORT: Democrats Block Emergency Funding for Border Crisis
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Democratic Senator Pat Leahy bluntly told GOP Senators that Democrats are blocking $4.5 billion needed to manage the Central American migration emergency until Republicans submit to their pro-migration demands.
“We’re willing to put [up] the money,” the Vermont Senator said at the June 11 hearing at the Senate’s judiciary committee. But, he added:
Now whether a supplemental gets done is up to the administration. If they continue to block bipartisan legislation, nothing happens. I hope the Republicans will finally realize we have to do this, Republicans and Democrats, together … We want long term solutions.
The article goes on to state the following:
The May 1 funding request sought $3.3 billion to process and temporarily house many thousands of so-called “Unaccompanied Alien Children,” plus $2.2 billion for border agencies to register, shelter, and transport the huge flow of migrants as they walk through the catch-and-release loopholes at the border.
Republicans planned to push the legislation in mid-June, but the package needs approval “from at least seven Democratic Senators, plus the House’s Democratic leadership,” Breitbart reports.
How compassionate. https://t.co/zKNOJSLSap
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) June 11, 2019
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