A Crisis in Congress Is Making Matters Even Worse

Speaking to a friendly crowd in New York City on Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was in boast mode telling an audience of supporters and amnesty activists how she successfully appealed to President Trump to delay plans to have Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ramp up efforts to remove illegal aliens with final deportation orders.

“One [deportation]is too many,” she told an audience of supporters at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York, adding that “you cannot be ignoring the rights of immigrants in our country.”

What Pelosi is willfully ignoring is that immigration judges only issue final orders after an alien has exhausted every right to appeal and has received full due process.

“It is a false narrative. These are families that have had full due process. We are not breaking up families,” acting ICE director Mark Morgan said in blasting Pelosi’s rhetoric in a Fox News interview.

Morgan further criticized Congress for continuing to delay action on the administration’s request for supplemental funding for ICE and other agencies responding to the border crisis. While the Senate has taken initial action on moving a bill that would provide the minimum funds to address the immediate humanitarian needs at the border, the Democrat-controlled House just rolled out a $4.5 billion border bill on Friday evening.

Pelosi insisted during her remarks at Elmhurst Hospital  that this week the House would pass a bill that “will meet the humanitarian needs,” but “will have the minimal interior enforcement, and no wall.”

By the time Pelosi had returned to Capitol Hill on Monday evening, her promise was in doubt as radical members of the Democratic caucus were demanding no funding for ICE and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and she was struggling to contain the revolt.

Leading the charge of the amnesty brigade were Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), who pledged to oppose a bill that “gives even more money to ICE and CBP and continues to support a fundamentally cruel and broken immigration system.”

Instead of providing the additional $1.2 billion to CBP and $128 million to ICE, the trio said, “We must abolish ICE. We must invest in community-based alternatives to detention. We must end the system of mass detention and deportation of immigrants.”

The demands were not new, as the threesome demanded much the same in February.

By the end of the month, Border Patrol agents had processed and housed 76,533 migrants who’d been apprehended on the southern border. By the end of May, that figure had nearly doubled to 144,278 – an increase that was not met with more funding for detention beds, border agents or changes to the asylum laws that are driving the crisis.

By Tuesday, the House Rules Committee still had not moved the Democratic funding bill because Pelosi and her leadership team had failed to garner enough support. It remains unclear whether either the House or the Senate will pass a supplemental spending bill by the time ICE and CBP funding is exhausted. If they do not, already overworked agents will not get paid, the private organizations that have contracts to care for migrant children will receive no funding, and the crisis on the border will get, unbelievably, worse.

If Congress fails to do even the basic, bare minimum, what hope can anyone have that they address the root causes of this man-made disaster.

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  1. avatar

    Anti-American traitors should be taken out, put up against a wall, and given one choice: blindfold or no blindfold.
    Then they should be dealt with as the garbage they are.

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    Let’s Hope the two Week Delay on MASS ICE Deportations

    Fleshes out the HYPOCRISY of the Open Border Party. Their excuses are brainless not to build the WALL. They’ll let America rot in Hell before they allow that simple minded quick and cheap solution.

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    cristie lewis on

    Nancy needs to realize that the majority of the USA citizen want ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT to be removed from the USA! We don’t want to have more we want them gone!
    Look at LA and see what happens when Nancy is in charge!
    Humans popping on the streets and drug addict all over the place!
    Gang violence is the normal and good people who pay taxes want to run away from California!

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      The majority of those citizens need to vote Democrats out of office, if we really want them out.

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      We need to get together and vote D out, only them, they will get the message, but that will be difficult, without voter ID, illegals will have little to loose and they will be voting to get Trump out, unless they do.

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    So according to Pelosi “one deportation is too many” and she also said “in terms of interior enforcement, what is the point?”. Since the House will not vote to remove her, she should be asked to resign by every thinking, law-abiding American. Because why should anyone obey any laws. According to her, ignore the ones you don’t like. She takes an oath to “support and defend the constitution” and that she “will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office”.

    And what IS the constitution but a document that sets up a government of LAWS applicable to all. The “point” of interior enforcement is that our government has the right to say who may be admitted and to expel others. Her position, and it’s held by virtually all of the Democratic leadership, is open borders. If it’s not, then what IS it. And the media is so far in the tank for the Democrats, including some on FOX like Shepard Smith, that they refuse to ask the legitimate questions.

    When you have three of the lesser than bright lights like those three Congresswomen saying “We must end the system of mass detention and deportation of immigrants”, they are not working for the interest of American citizens. It’s Russian hysteria every day of the week, but the Democrats and business interests are working overtime to fulfill the wishes of Central American countries to control us through a decades long invasion. They have already taken over our largest state California and turned it into a third world dump, and are well on the way with Texas.

  5. avatar
    Alabaster McGillicuddy on

    For being in the Congress as long as she has been the woman is an absolute ignoramus. In a week and a half, I say prepare the buses we are heading south with full loads.