Obama seeks $3.7 billion to deal with minors illegally crossing US border

Return To Article
Add a comment
  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    July 9, 2014 9:21 p.m.

    Obama created this problem ...he owns it! If anyone needs to fix it, it's president Uerkle!

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    July 9, 2014 7:46 p.m.

    Most comments above indicate that blaming the President and doing nothing is more important than problem solving. This demonstrates what created the tea party anti immigration movement.

  • Light and Liberty St. George/Washington, UT
    July 9, 2014 10:30 a.m.

    I am certain this is all pleasing to Obama because now he can drive another wedge to disrupt the good in this country! One need not think I am questioning his motives. His actions are all anyone need to watch to see what he is doing to this country!

  • Objectified Richfield, UT
    July 9, 2014 10:00 a.m.

    If it could ensured that Obama would use the money for those purposes that actually sped the deportation of those coming here illegally, then that's good.
    Beyond that, the primary emphasis should be on sealing up the border and stopping illegals from getting here in the first place. Once that actually happens, the attempts at getting here will slow dramatically. Word gets back to their home countries that there are no more free passes for welfare programs, and the incentive to get here will start drying up.
    Human smugglers will fight that notion for a time, since they are the ones profiting the most from all this. But reality will eventually hit them as well.

    Until funds are obtained for those express purposes, Obama should use the National Guard to shore-up the Border Patrol and keep these people from reaching American soil, where they are then able to take advantage of the loophole in the Executive Order Obama issued in 2012 when his Dream Act wasn't passed in Congress. It is exactly that particular Executive Order that is the primary cause of this crisis. It legitimately comes directly back on Obama.

  • wrz Phoenix, AZ
    July 9, 2014 9:42 a.m.

    We hear it said that these kids are from Central America. How do the border agents know that? Because they're being told that by the illegals... who are likely repeating what the coyotes tell them to say in order be eligible for amnesty under a George W. Bush bill for protection of children from non contiguous countries. Since they're crossing from Mexico, seems their from... Mexico.

    The answer to the problem seems very simple... ask them for their citizenship papers showing from which country they came. If they don't have such papers, load them into a bus, take them to the nearest Mexican border check point, and let them off.

  • KDave Moab, UT
    July 9, 2014 8:40 a.m.

    Just ship them all to the White House. Obama can entertain them with his stories and Michelle can feed them leftover school lunch broccili.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    July 9, 2014 8:13 a.m.

    worf said to: Happy Valley Heretic, "Remember the great flood during Noah's time?"

    No, I wasn't there, was Noah a cool guy?

    But seriously your comparing conservatives, to a vengeful God?

    worf said: "Let's be more objective! Liberals created this crises."

    Yeah, with all their secret wars and removal of elected officials in the countries that these children are fleeing, The most violent in the world, are there problem?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 8, 2014 5:58 p.m.

    Happy Valley Heretic,

    Remember the great flood during Noah's time?

    Many children involved with that event. All through history children have suffered for the sins of adults.

    Compassionate liberal California has turned these children away, more then conservatives of Texas.

    Let's be more objective! Liberals created this crises.

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    July 8, 2014 5:27 p.m.

    4,300,000,000 Dollars is what Obama wants: That is enough funding for 40,000 Border agents for a year or enough money to feed 1,000,000 American children for an entire year!

    Just a few months ago Obama said the border was secure! If that was the case and is the case how is that 5 year old children can sneak into the United States? If they can then so can 25 year old terrorists!

    If Mexico was our friend and ally they would enforce their side of the border as Canada does.

    It appears Mexico's failure to cooperatively protect their side of our border and prevent their citizens from illegally entering could lead to a major backlash as soon as a terrorist act occurs using the common border? Is Mexico conspiring to bring down the United States and injure U.S citizens? This question is not far-fetched considering Mexico's policies during World War 1 and World War 2, when Mexico entertained the idea of joining with the Axis powers!

    Legal immigrants receive up to 3 days of medical testing before being approved to enter the United States on a visa. That is not happening here! It threatens the public health!

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    July 8, 2014 4:57 p.m.

    The Compassionate Conservative as expressed above.
    How that pup tents boys. By the way this is only 3 or 4 days cost of being in Iraq.
    But money spent to Kill foreigners is money well spent, Children running from countries we've personally destablized, who cares?

  • wrz Phoenix, AZ
    July 8, 2014 4:26 p.m.

    "...Obama said he still will seek such changes, including providing the secretary of homeland security additional authority to speed up the removal of children..."

    So that's his game. Barack Hussein Obama says he wants the money to speed up removal. But once the money is appropriated by Congress and in his hands, he'll change his tune to something like... 'well, I guess we won't be deporting them after all. They'll make good democrats some day.'

    If I were John Boehner I'd tell Obama to 'go pound sand.' Or maybe tell him to put them on Air Force One and send 'em someplace else.

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    July 8, 2014 4:20 p.m.

    Article quote: "Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. border, straining immigration resources and causing a political firestorm in Washington."

    Or, ya know, Obama could just send 'em back...

  • Alfred Phoenix, AZ
    July 8, 2014 4:16 p.m.

    "This is not just children crossing the border. Criminals, gang members, and terrorists are also coming."

    You got that right. Even people from China and India are coming. Once the world sees that no one is being sent back (and they aren't) we'll see much of the world's poor on our borders being greeted with open arms by border patrol agents. I fear we ain't seen nothing yet.

    @Say No to BO:
    "For that kind of money he could just pay them to leave. Really, $61K per child?"

    Don't forget, he's got thousands of immigration lawyers and judges to pay off. Each kid has to have a court appointed lawyer to accompany him to court and plead his/her case. Those arguments and presentations could run on for months each. Then for those who don't show up they will have to send ICE out to find them. And, of course by then the illegals will have changed their names and perhaps even acquired some bogus documentation.

    It is said over and over again that we need comprehensive immigration reform. The reform should begin with... impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 8, 2014 3:57 p.m.

    @Say No to BO,

    Great observation.

    I think Obama is now asking for 4.3 billion.

  • codger Southwest Utah, UT
    July 8, 2014 3:42 p.m.

    Nothing will ever be solved until the border is secure FIRST! The prez and libs are not particularly interested. And, not that long ago, he told us the border WAS secure.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    July 8, 2014 3:31 p.m.

    Barack caused this mess so Barack can pay for it ...by cutting some of his other pet programs. The man is simply THE worst president in US history as this entire country is coming apart before our eyes ...as the president campaigns.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    July 8, 2014 2:53 p.m.

    For that kind of money he could just pay them to leave.
    Really, $61K per child?

  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    July 8, 2014 2:26 p.m.

    Not one thin dime UNTIL Obama picks up the phone and gets Mexico to release the Marine being held.

    Then and ONLY then, if Congress decides to give him more of our tax dollars they need to tie the money DIRECTLY to deportations.

    For instance: how about for every 1 billion he gets - he deports 1 million illegal immigrant trespassers? That works out to 1,000$ per illegal. HOW MUCH can it cost to buy them a one-way ticket back home?

    NO WAY should Obama get one dime of taxpayers' money to solve a problem that he alone created!!

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 8, 2014 1:57 p.m.

    At one point, the national policy was "Millions for defence, but not one cent for tribute." That was when we decided that our nation deserved respect and that lawless acts against our people would not be tolerated. In the long run, our newly raised military forces took action to stop the illegal acts and the problem was fixed for about 200 years.

    The trouble with Obama's request is that he will use it to pay for babysitters, transportation, housing, medical care and coddling of those who are breaking our laws by coming here illegally. It will not be spent tightening border security to stop illegal border crossing, or the immediately force illegals back across the border. It will accelerate, not stop the flow of illegal immigrants.

    Obama is betting that his lawless actions will ensure Hispanic voters vote Democrat for a century if he can get enough here and get them on the liberal welfare plantation.

    Our very existence as a nation depends on the rule of law, and having a secure border and not allowing illegal immigration is the essential first step.

    Legal immigrants are welcome, but illegal are not. Get in line and obey our laws!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 8, 2014 8:40 a.m.

    This is not just children crossing the border.

    Criminals, gang members, and terrorists are also coming.

    Obama won't meet with the Texas governor to help solve the situation, and is suing Arizona for enforcing immigration laws.

    Hmm? Could death, and destruction follow?