Democrats are united in their hatred for America.
That couldn’t be any clearer.
The latest example comes by way of blocking additional funding to erect a stronger wall on the nation’s border to keep illegal aliens at bay.
From Daily Caller:
House Democrats introduced legislation that would block the Pentagon from reallocating money to border wall construction, an attempt to undercut President Donald Trump’s trademark campaign goal.
A defense spending bill introduced Tuesday by Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee not only gives the Department of Defense far less money than it requested, but also limits its authority to shift funds within its budget. The legislation comes after Democrats have grown enraged at the Pentagon for diverting funds toward border wall construction without first asking permission from Congress.
“This bill rejects the Trump administration’s budgetary gimmicks and sleights of hand and instead provides the Defense Department with appropriate resources to address an evolving threat landscape and ensure the security of our nation and our allies,” House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey, a Democrat from New York, said in a prepared statement Tuesday.
The 158-page document provides the Pentagon, in total, $690.2 billion for the 2020 fiscal year — an increase of $15.8 billion from the current fiscal year. Roughly $622 billion will be allocated for base budget funding and the other $68 billion would go toward a war fund called the Overseas Contingency Operations account.
Patrick Shanahan is currently the acting secretary of defense. He was nominated on Thursday by President Trump to become full-time secretary of defense, replacing General James “Mad Dog” Mattis who left the administration in February.
Shanahan has now announced that hundreds of miles of wall have been contracted to be built.
So @ActingSecDef just told Congress that 256 new miles of Trump’s Wall is now funded to be built, at the rate of half a mile every day. He said that we will see about “63 additional new miles of wall” constructed six months from now. #thewall
So @ActingSecDef just told Congress that 256 new miles of Trump's Wall is now funded to be built, at the rate of half a mile every day. He said that we will see about "63 additional new miles of wall" constructed six months from now. #thewall
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) May 9, 2019
Every day, another 1/2 mile of the Wall is built to protect our communities from gang members, deadly drugs, dangerous criminals and evil human traffickers. It is getting done! #SecureTheBorder pic.twitter.com/cZKHGDmSkH
— Official Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) May 9, 2019
Illegal immigration in America has reached its tipping point, despite what Congressional Democrats and the mainstream media attempt to tell the masses.
Now, the Department of Homeland Security has ordered a “surge” of agents to the border.
Make no mistake, this is an invasion of the United States.
Here’s the DHS press release:
Today, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen issued a memorandum to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan outlining new steps the agency must take to combat the growing security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border.
“The crisis at our border is worsening, and DHS will do everything in its power to end it,” said Secretary Nielsen. “We will not stand idly by while Congress fails to act yet again, so all options are on the table. We will immediately redeploy hundreds of CBP personnel to the border to respond to this emergency. We will urgently pursue additional reinforcements from within DHS and the interagency. And we will require those seeking to enter the United States to wait in Mexico until an immigration court as reviewed their claims.”
Up to 750 officers!
The Secretary ordered Commissioner McAleenan to undertake emergency surge operations and immediately increase its temporary reassignment of personnel and resources from across the agency to address the influx of migrants. According to the directive, the CBP Office of Field Operations shall accelerate its planned reallocation of up to 750 officers to Border Patrol Sectors that are affected by the emergency. Moreover, CBP is directed to explore raising that target, is authorized to exceed it, and shall notify the Secretary if reassignments are planned to exceed 2,000 personnel.
Secretary Nielsen further directed CBP to immediately expand the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), a DHS initiative to return aliens to Mexico to wait during the pendency of their U.S. immigration proceedings. The Secretary directed CBP to return hundreds of additional migrants per day above current rates to Mexico, consistent with U.S. law and humanitarian obligations. This increase in returns shall include individuals apprehended or encountered at or between POEs. Moreover, the agency is directed to plan for an expansion of MPP beyond the locations in which it currently operates in California and Texas.