White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed congressional Democrats Tuesday morning; saying the left-wing legislators continued to block the President’s push for funding his proposed border wall.
Sanders was speaking with Fox News when she was asked to comment on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s recent remarks that called the Commander-in-Chief’s focus on border security a “temper tantrum.
“We have other ways that we can get to that $5 billion that we will work with Congress if they will make sure that we get a bill passed that provides not just the funding for the wall, but there is a piece of legislation that’s been pushed around that Democrats actually voted 26-5 out of committee that provides roughly $26 billion in border security, including $1.6 billion for the wall,” she said. “That’s something that we would be able to support as long as we can couple that with other funding resources to get to the $5 billion.”
“At the end of the day we don’t want to shut down the government. We want to shut down the border from illegal immigration, from drugs coming into this country,” she confirmed.
BORDER BREACHED: Central American Migrants ‘Trickling’ into the United States from Tijuana
A “steady trickle” of Central American immigrants traveling with the ‘migrant caravan’ are slowly entering the United States illegally across the southern border; eventually turning themselves over to federal agents rather than wait for months in Mexico.
According to the Associated Press, “A steady trickle of Central American migrants have been finding ways to climb over, tunnel under or slip through the U.S. border wall to plant their feet on U.S. soil and ask for asylum.”
The migrants breached the US-Mexico border with the hopes of avoiding months of wait times as thousands apply for asylum at American Port of Entry across the region.
“But by word of mouth, some have realized they can simply cross into U.S. territory, largely uninhibited by Mexican authorities. In twos or threes — occasionally by the dozen — they arrive at the border wall and manage to get over. Often within minutes, border officers quickly arrive to escort them to detention centers and begin ‘credible fear” interviews,’ adds the AP.
The revelation comes just days after Sen. Ted Cruz introduced legislation that would allocate upwards of $25 billion for President Trump’s signature campaign promise: The border wall.
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‘CARAVAN’ DENIED: Migrants ‘Remain DEFIANT’ After Border Officials REFUSE Entry
Hundreds of Central American migrants openly defied US immigration officials Monday; vowing to enter the United States despite federal authorities’ insistence the border would remain closed.
Over 200 migrants refused to leave the area just across the US border at San Diego; setting up tents and other temporary shelters with the hopes of successfully filing for asylum and gaining legal-resident status in the United States.
“Members of the caravan said they would not give up, setting up a possible showdown with the U.S,” writes Fox News. “Irineo Mujica of Pueblos Sin Fronteras, the group organizing the caravan, says the U.S. refusal to process the migrants is a ‘farce’ aimed at avoiding having to deal with the Central American asylum seekers.”
“We are not a country of white nationalists. There’s a reason we have the Statue of Liberty. We are a country that goes to war to protect the human rights of others,” said one U.S. attorney representing the migrants.
“We’ve created these situations in Central America. It is our responsibility to help protect the victims that we created,” she added.
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