Wouldn’t $3.7 Billion better be used to build a concrete wall across the border of the United States? The fence that the American people were promised when President George W. Bush signed the Secure Fence Act of 2006 saying “This bill will help protect the American people. This bill will make our borders more secure. It is an important step toward immigration reform.”
The Fence Act passed the Senate 80-19 and approved $1.2 billion to be used to build a physical barrier more than 700 miles along the Mexico-United States border.
Therefore, with 3x the budget being spent to care and detain unaccompanied children, overtime for border patrol officers and legal aid, wouldn’t it be make more sense to actual fulfill the law in place and eliminate the majority of the problem?
At this point, anything built would be better then what we have now. Santa Cruz, Arizona Sherriff Tony Estrada addressed this on the Dan Maduri Show on NewsTalk Florida by stating that the border fence is simply non-existent and people “can literally walk into the United States.”
In a press conference on Wednesday night, President Obama refused to acknowledge the fact that his “Dream Act,” as well as his 2012 Executive Order of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is what motivated this surge of illegal children. The President continued his normal pass the blame policy putting the blame on the Republican led House of Representatives for the problem because they have not passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
Specifically calling out the Texas delegation, President Obama pushed for his supplemental bill to be passed immediately with comprehensive reform to closely follow.
President Obama, trying to appeal to conservatives, touted that he had a very productive meeting with Texas Governor Rick Perry and that he has deported more than 2 million people, which is more than any other administration. The truth is that President Obama has also halted the deportations of spouses, children, and parents of Armed Forces personnel as well with the DACA. If an illegal is granted status, then they can stay here for two years. But there’s no promise it will last and no way to citizenship. But for the hundreds of thousands illegals who already who have it, it is a huge start.
If this President really wanted to solve this crisis, he could immediately activate the National Guard to the border saying this is a National Security threat and then turn around and ask Congress to continue the funding to keep the troops in place until the fence was completed.
However, that would be considered creating solutions not playing politics, something this President is not known for doing.