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.
— 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.