House Republicans question Biden's 'naive' plan to send cash to Central America to stop migration
EXCLUSIVE: Republicans on the House Oversight and Budget committees are questioning a reported plan by the Biden administration to send cash payments to Central America as part of a strategy to combat the root causes of the migrant crisis -- accusing the Biden administration of trying to buy its way out of a crisis.
Comer and Smith noted that Biden's FY 2022 discretionary budget request includes $861 million in financial assistance to address"root causes" of"irregular" migration -- which the request calls a first step toward that $4 billion.
The lawmakers said that while the Trump administration leveraged the use of aid to secure border agreements -- like the Asylum Cooperative Agreements that the Biden administration has since ended --"the Biden administration has simply announced this ‘commitment’ with apparently no strings attached."
Instead of the"root causes," like poverty, violence and climate, they call on Biden to reinstate Trump-era policies, like the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) and the cooperative agreements.BORDER PATROL TELLS CBP HE WON'T ENDORSE LANGUAGE POLICY THAT STOPS USE OF 'ILLEGAL ALIEN' headtopics.com
"President Biden should reinstate President Trump's cooperative asylum agreements with Northern Triangle countries, utilize the Migrant Protection Protocols, end catch and release, and maximize his authority to expel illegal immigrants during the pandemic," Comer told Fox News."Paying people to not commit a crime sends the wrong message, harms hardworking American taxpayers, and does nothing to end the border crisis."
"Hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars are already being spent as a result of the Biden Border Crisis even while the President’s budget request holds funding flat for the Department of Homeland Security," Smith said."Rather than searching around for more misguided policies to pile on to their existing failures, President Biden and his team ought to look at what was working before they came into office."
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe letter requests all documents and communications related to payments to discourage migration, as well as documents related to concerns about corruption or misuse of funds by Northern Triangle governments.The letter comes days after Biden claimed that"we've gotten control" of the crisis at the border and again blamed the Trump administration for the crisis. Meanwhile, the
Pentagon announcedthat it was canceling all border wall construction projects paid for with military money.Adam Shaw is a reporter covering U.S. and European politics for Fox News. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.Get all the stories you need-to-know from the most powerful name in news delivered first thing every morning to your inbox headtopics.com
Retired circus elephants get new home with plenty of room to roam
After years of entertaining fans under the big top -- and a few years in retirement -- in Central Florida, a herd of former circus elephants is settling into their new home at a wildlife refuge.
They’ll see that money in an overnight wire, while you wait 6 months on your stimulus check. All in day’s work for the people. Which people, is the question.
Biden White House Is Preparing to Confront States on Anti-Trans BillsGettyThe Biden administration is preparing to directly confront the rash of anti-LGBT, and specifically anti-trans bills proliferating in state legislatures, according to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the country’s leading LGBTQ advocacy organization.Separately, the Department of Justice has told The Daily Beast it will “fully enforce our civil rights statutes to protect transgender individuals,” giving hope to campaigners that the DOJ is preparing to challenge in the courts the legality of bills that have been introduced—and some passed—in a number of states, outlawing transgender youth’s access to health care and sports.The White House’s move and DOJ declaration follow President Biden’s address to the joint session of Congress last week, in which he said that he hoped “Congress can get to my desk the Equality Act to protect LGBTQ Americans. To all transgender Americans watching at home, especially young people who are so brave, I want you to know your President has your back.”Biden’s words were warmly welcomed by campaigners as a stirring statement of support, although they also attracted criticism for not mentioning the multiple legislative attacks on trans youth, and what having their “back” meant in practical terms at such a critical moment.‘It’s Attack After Attack’: Trans Youth Speak Out on Health and Sports Bills Aimed at ThemAs Kai Shappley, a Texas trans fourth-grader, who eloquently testified in the state Senate, put it in a tweet: “I’m very thankful for this. But, what does having my back mean? Like, if the bills pass in Texas will you keep them from putting my mom in jail?” (Shappley was referring to SB 1646, one of many anti-trans bills being considered in Texas.) Chase Strangio, deputy director for transgender justice at the American Civil Liberties Union’s LGBT & HIV Project, said in another tweet: “I guess I appreciate the platitudes. But we need action. Things are desperate.”Nearly 120 anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced in the current legisla So why can’t they confront the issue of bad cops harassing and killing ppl ? Yahoo The white house is full of losers that's ruining this country with all the free money give away. Joe Biden is the top dog who is in charge of ruining this country. Yahoo Brought to you by Donald J Trump, who delivered the White House and Congress to liberals.
Majority Of House Democrats Want Biden To Waive COVID-19 Vaccine PatentsBiden “has an incredible opportunity' to reverse Trump administration damage, 110 House Democrats told him in a letter. Do you think this is what people really need right now? This daughter of Jewish immigrants from the Soviet Union leads 110 leftwing Congressional Democrats demanding that Biden legalize a theft of intellectual property and people's investments. A better way is for rich countries to buy vaccines for the Third World.
Some House Republicans Criticize Stefanik’s Conservative Creds As She Shores Up SupportRep. Chip Roy says Stefanik’s votes on border wall funding and health care show she’s ‘not in step’ with the average House Republican.
The Biden White House slowly, glacially, returns to normalLike countless other employers, the White House is grappling with how and when to resume to in-person work, as more and more Americans get vaccinated. The 'getting back' seems longer than pandemic. Republican story telling is one of the biggest obstacles. We will not be close to normal until all the insurrectionists are in jail, all the way up!
Biden White House reverses on its refugee cap reversalWeeks after abandoning the number, Biden once again set a 62,500 cap on refugees allowed into the United States for the rest of this fiscal year