I guess the House of Representatives must have read my article , they stayed at their desks and went to work on a Bill to at least try to fix the situation at the border. But Harry Reid didn't feel compelled to stick around ......Are you kidding me?
And what did our president do after the Democrats in the Senate bolted? He held a press conference and said he was "going to go it alone." How can a person of medium intelligence deny now, the Democrats like Harry Reid don't give a tinker's dam about what happens on our southern border? I mean, forget about the thousands and thousands of women and children stuck in detention centers, Reid has gone back home like a dirty, little scumbag. He just adjourned the Senate and took off. Can someone, or anyone for that matter, please tell me why Harry Reid still has a job? Are the people in Nevada that bloody stupid to re-elect him time after time after time?
"The House legislation was approved on a 223-189 vote. The new version of the bill adds additional funding for the National Guard and includes policy changes meant to speed deportations of illegal immigrant children surging across the southern border.
However, a separate Senate bill died on a procedural vote a day earlier, and no more votes in that chamber are scheduled until early September (Are you kidding?). Even if the Senate were somehow to approve the House bill, Obama vowed Friday he would veto it (and this idiot was elected twice?).
In the absence of any legislation that all sides can agree on, the president threatened to "act on his own" to address immigration challenges, potentially during the five-week recess.
"I'm going to have to make some tough choices to meet the challenge, with or without Congress," Obama said Friday, speaking to reporters in the White House briefing room.
He later added: "I'm going to have to act alone, because we don't have enough resources."
The new measure's price tag is now roughly $700 million, up from $659 million -- but still one-fifth of the $3.7 billion Obama requested, and a far cry from what the Senate considered.
Sources described the changes as relatively minor -- "adding a few periods," as one lawmaker put it -- but nevertheless changing some minds.
The new bill includes $70 million in National Guard money for both the states and federal government. It includes more than $400 million for the Department of Homeland Security to boost border security, and nearly $200 million for housing and "humanitarian assistance." It would also tighten language tweaking a 2008 immigration law, for the purpose of speeding deportations of illegal immigrant children back to Central American countries. It would bar housing the children on military bases if doing so displaces service members or interferes with military activities.
Further, a separate measure was approved later Friday by a 216-192 vote that would prevent Obama from expanding a program that suspended deportations for some illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.
The vote Friday allows Republicans to at least blunt Democratic criticism. Democrats on Thursday used the collapse of that vote to hammer Republicans as doing nothing about the surge of illegal immigrant children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
Senate Democrats, though, were not able to muster enough votes to pass their bill either.House Republicans insisted they were the only ones still trying to do something about the border crisis."When it comes to the humanitarian crisis on our southern border, President Obama has been completely AWOL," a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner said."
So Harry Reid just bails and the president now is vowing to act "unilaterally" to address the illegal immigration issue. The next time a Liberal tells you that this was all the Republicans fault....you should smack the taste out of his mouth!
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