Tuesday, July 6, 2021

House Democrats Take Aim at Trump Legacy in Homeland Security Spending Bill; House Dems Budget Revokes Border Wall Funding, Expands ‘Sanctuary’ for ILLEGALS, and related stories

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House Dems target Trump legacy in Homeland Security spending bill:
House Democrats introduced a Homeland Security Department spending bill Tuesday that aims to wipe away large chunks of President Trump’s legacy, including restrictions on deploying agency personnel to police protests and clawing back more than $2 billion in border wall money that lawmakers had already approved.
The legislation rejects Republican calls to hire more Border Patrol agents, cuts the number of detention beds at ICE facilities and pours money into alternatives such as ankle bracelets and counseling programs that are popular with immigrant rights advocates.
Homeland Security Investigations, the detective side of ICE, gets a 6% cash infusion — but also a restriction on any immigration enforcement work. But the detention and deportation side of ICE would be cut by 8%, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the disaster response agency, would be brought in to help with detention.
Even at Customs and Border Protection, which is facing an unprecedented wave of illegal immigration, House Democrats rejected President Biden’s budget plans and called for a 6% cut.
What new money there is goes to the official border crossings, while Border Patrol personnel is frozen at current caps. And $2.06 billion that Congress allocated for wall construction over the past four years would be revoked, effectively ending work on Mr. Trump’s signature campaign issue. --->READ MORE HERE
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House Democrat Budget Revokes Border Wall Funding, Expands ‘Sanctuary’ for Illegal Aliens:
A House Democrat budget for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revokes funding for a border wall along the United States-Mexico border and expands on President Joe Biden’s initiative to provide sanctuary to as many illegal aliens in the U.S. as possible.
On Tuesday, the Democrat-controlled House Appropriations Committee released their DHS funding bill for fiscal year 2022 that decreases funds for border controls and interior immigration enforcement, including stripping funding from border wall construction.
“I adamantly oppose my Democratic colleagues’ proposed bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security,” Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) told Breitbart News in a statement.
The nearly $53 billion budget cuts Customs and Border Protection (CBP) funding by almost $930 million and reduces Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) funding by $1.5 million compared to the current fiscal year’s spending levels.
The budget rescinds the previously appropriated $2.06 billion for border wall construction and provides no funding for additional U.S. Border Patrol agents. It also allows up to $100 million that was previously designated to build a border wall to instead go to the Department of Interior. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

Democrat Plan Spends $870M for Border Security in Middle East, No Funding for U.S. Border Wall

Report: House Democrats’ Budget Slashes Border Enforcement Funding By A Billion Dollars

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