The Biden administration is asking Congress for $5 billion to transport illegal immigrants within the country.
Many are expressing concern at the additional request for funding after two years of a devastating border crisis.
Biden’s team wants more $$ from Congress to operate their northside migration network to US workplaces & housing.
(Coyotes supply migrants from the southside)
Voters oppose their replacement.
GOP legislators resist, but incoherently & w/o leadership.https://t.co/kaiPX3O7Eg
— Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) September 11, 2022
“The request is part of a budget request — a ‘Short-term Continuing Resolution’ — sent by the White House to Congress,” Breitbart News reported.
“The document asks Congress to spend billions of dollars on Democratic priorities, including $11.7 billion for Ukraine and more funds to run the federal government’s off-the-books migration network,” it added.
11/ Some will want the short term continuing resolution (CR) to be a Christmas tree that includes new policies, but expect more of a lump of coal in the stocking. MOC want to include COVID & monkeypox funding, Ukraine $, FDA user fee reauth etc.
— Brett Quick (@brettwquick) September 12, 2022
The current situation
Current funding for the programs has been largely funded by transfers from federal funds.
“The redirected funds include $850 million that Congress originally allocated to rebuild the nation’s Strategic National Stockpile, the emergency medical reserve strained by the Covid-19 response,” Politico reported.
“Another $850 million is being taken from a pot intended to help expand coronavirus testing, according to three people with knowledge of the matter,” it added.
Biden admin reroutes billions in emergency stockpile, Covid funds to border crunch https://t.co/0XyExU5BQ1 via @politico
— Paul m (@Nuclearbt) May 18, 2022
The latest request may not be easy to pass. Even with a majority in the House and a deadlocked Senate, efforts will likely be made to delay the approvals until after the midterm elections.
If so, a change in power could dramatically turn the situation regarding funding for border concerns, as conservatives in the lead would push for stronger border control and accountability.