In an attempt to change immigration House Democrats are seeking to attach riders to a bill that would cancel out major parts of the nation’s immigration laws. The riders are designed to protect illegal immigrants that take it upon themselves to support or sponsor migrant minors.
One person went so far as to say “The actual texts of the proposal they’ve sent have contained provisions that would functionally nullify federal immigration law.” The approach the Democrats are taking is said to be “very extreme and very radical.”
Several months ago, the president asked Congress to approve $4.5 billion to fund the agencies and people that are dealing with the growing problem at the border. There is a large need for humanitarian aid and facility updates. Congress has yet to approve the request and continue to blame President Trump for acting harshly towards those seeking asylum.
The Democrats in Congress are to blame for the conditions at the border since they hold the power to make the changes to improve the conditions. They also have the power to plug the loopholes that many asylum seekers are using to enter the country illegally. Instead of cooperating with the White House the House has decided to go their own way to try to solve the problem.
Kevin McAleenan, who is the acting DHS Secretary, has said “We have encountered recycling rings, where innocent young people are used multiple times to help aliens gain entry. Unless you’re a single adult, it is very unlikely you’ll be repatriated.” Asylum seekers have found a way to gain entry in the country without having to go through the legal process of admittance.
The riders appear to keep agents from asking asylum questions. Another rider is said to keep money away from the Department of Health in an attempt to keep them from sharing information regarding the migrant children. The thrust of the rider is to keep the HHS from providing information that would lead to the arrest of smugglers and human traffickers.
It is a wake-up call to the American public regarding what the Democrats are trying to do to this country. They are working against efforts to stop human trafficking by allowing them free access to the country.
One official that has reported the riders stated “So we’d not only be protecting the child smuggling loop, we’d be advertising the child smuggling loop to illegal aliens throughout the United States who would in turn then be able to have confidence they could pay a smuggler in a transnational criminal organization to smuggle a child into the country that we would then tell them we would deliver to them regardless of the lawbreaking involved.”
Democrats have denied any such riders exists but did claim talks were taking place to deal with the issues at the border. Evan Hollander, who is the spokesperson for the Appropriations Committee Democrats, has gone on record as saying “Given the Trump administration’s terrible track record on immigration policy, House Democrats refuse to give President Trump a blank check and are insisting on policy provisions that protect the rights and dignity of migrants.” He has also stated, “These provisions strengthen the wellbeing of children and families, and claims they would affect child smuggling are absurd and false.”
The Democrats want to remove the funding that is already at the border so as to make the process for migrants easier to enter the country. In May alone it has been reported that 144,000 migrants have tried to cross the border. This is a 30 percent increase from one month ago.
President Trump has agreed to a deal with Mexico to help with the issues at the border. Mitch McConnell has stated, “I think it’s safe to say the president is getting more cooperation out of Mexico than he is out of congressional Democrats.”
Mexico is taking steps to keep the migrant population from reaching the border. They have sent troops to their southern border and are intercepting people traveling through their country headed to the United States.