REPORT: Democrats’ Budget Bill Would Slash Border Protection Funding By Half A Billion Dollars

For months now, America’s southern border has been under constant assault from people crossing over illegally. It’s a full blown crisis.

The Border Patrol is already completely overwhelmed and the Democrats want to cut border protection funding.

Their new budget bill would cut funding by half a billion dollars.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Dem Budget Bill Would Slash Border Protection Budget by Half Billion Dollars

Senate Democrats are moving to slash the budget for Customs and Border Protection by half a billion dollars in the midst of an immigration crisis, putting more strain on an agency with nearly exhausted resources.

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The appropriations bill, released Monday by Sen. Chris Murphy (D., Conn.), allocates just $14.5 billion to CBP for the 2022 fiscal year, down from $15 billion the year before and $80 million less than what President Joe Biden requested in his budget. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would receive $7.9 billion, a cut of $40 million from the previous year and $58 million less than what Biden asked for.

Democrats also proposed reduced funding for family detention centers, while pumping more money toward constructing new migrant processing centers along the U.S.-Mexico border. The measure indicates that Democrats don’t see the surge ending anytime soon. The new processing centers, they say, will reduce migrant time in custody.

The bill forbids Homeland Security Investigations, an arm of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, from enforcing immigration laws. It instead directs the agency to only focus on “the disruption of transnational crime,” such as drug trafficking or money laundering.

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The situation at the border is still a crisis.

It’s as if Democrats want the border to be overwhelmed.

 

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