On Wednesday, the White House asked Congress for $4.5 billion in emergency funding to deal with the crisis on the border.
THE REQUEST: The request includes $3.3 billion in humanitarian assistance and $1.1 billion will go to supporting the border operations by expanding the number of detention beds and providing more investigative reports.
The rest of $178 million will go to technological performances and pay law enforcement.
HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY: Kevin McAleenan told lawmakers that the current fundings, signed into law in March, will run out before the fiscal year ends on September 30th.
McAleenan stated, “Given the scale of what we’re facing, we will exhaust our resources before the end of this fiscal year.”
Funds for unaccompanied children crossing the border into the U.S. will end by June of this year.
WHITE HOUSE: The White House has apprehended more 360,000 illegal aliens and their families crossing the border in the first half of the fiscal year.
Almost twice that number was seen last year around this time.
CONCLUSION: The border is going through a serious crisis and the law enforcement at the borders need to get payed for how much they work and the detention facilities need to be upgraded to fit more illegal aliens in and to carry unaccompanied children as well. The White House has requested $4.5 billion to deal with the border crisis and to pay their law enforcement working tiredlessly everyday.
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