President Donald Trump is daring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to block his $4.5 billion border bill.
And if she does, the president is threatening to take away several of her toys and projects.
As noted by Breitbart, two agencies must cut spending on airport security, border inspections, and child care centers unless Democrats approve $4.5 billion to build more of the wall and address the migrant crisis at the southern border.
“We cannot stress enough the urgency of immediate passage of emergency supplemental funding,” says the four-page letter from the Department of Health and Human Security and the Department of Homeland Security.
The letter warns:
If DHS does not receive additional funding, it will be forced to take drastic measures in August that will impact other critical programs … All DHS components, including the Transportation Security Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Coast Guard, and portions of CBP supporting legal trade and travel, will be required to redirect manpower and funding to support measures to address the crisis.
If Democrats provide some votes to pass the bill, there will be no issues.
DHS and immigration officials will get the necessary funding needed to hire more agents and dedicate more resources to addressing the migrant crisis.
But if the bill fails in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, the Trump administration is threatening to pull funds from airport security, border inspections, and child care centers — things Democrats are fighting to keep funded.
A White House statement said:
- $3.3 billion of this request will fund humanitarian assistance, including funds to increase shelter capacity, to feed and care for migrants in custody, and for transportation.
- More than $2.8 billion will go to increase Health and Human Services (HHS) shelter capacity for Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) to approximately 23,600 beds.
- Department of Homeland Security will receive $273 million to stand up, operate, and secure processing centers at the southern border, increasing its capacity by 3,500 beds.
- $1.1 billion will go to border operations, including personnel expenses, additional detention beds, and operations combating human smuggling and trafficking.
- $178 million will be used to fund mission support, including $10 million to improve migrant processing by upgrading information technology systems.
With several migrant caravans crashing into the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months, Trump has been forced to take serious actions on his own.
Last month, the president ordered the Department of Defense to send thousands of additional American troops to the southern border over the next two months to help assist border patrol with the migrant crisis.
Defense Department officials reportedly said the White House wants 9,000 to 10,000 more U.S. forces heading to the border over the next few months.
It was also reported that Trump is considering releasing detained migrants into Democratic-controlled sanctuary cities.
Trump is trying to secure the border, but establishment Republicans and Democrats are trying to stop him.