• aceofbasefanatic aceofbasefanatic Jul 9, 2014 2:24 PM Flag

    what going on with this democrat// doesn't he know these are children

    The migrant children amassing by the thousands at the Southern border of the United States should be deported except in “extraordinary circumstances,” Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday.

    A number of liberal Democrats are calling on Congress to reform its deportation laws to allow more of those youths to remain in the United States as an escape from dangerous conditions in their home countries, particularly Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.


    But Hoyer, the Democratic whip, warned that adopting a system of “wholesale” sanctuary would set a precedent the U.S. can't sustain.
    “We have an immediate humanitarian crisis that confronts this country. We also have a crisis in terms of: this country cannot absorb, nor should it, a limitless number of people, particularly children, who want to come across our border,” Hoyer said Tuesday during his weekly press briefing in the Capitol.

    “Clearly we have to indicate that we cannot give these children sanctuary except under extraordinary circumstances,” he added. “Obviously we have refugee status, and protective status, for people. But just a wholesale coming over the border ... is not sustainable in the United States.”

    The comments came just hours after President Obama asked Congress to approve $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the border crisis, including $1.8 billion to provide “appropriate care” for the children and $1.1 billion to beef up security at the border.

    Hoyer emphasized that he hasn’t examined Obama's proposal thoroughly, but strongly suggested he supports the package, which is not paid for by changes elsewhere in the budget.

    “My basic response is [that] this is a reasonable request and that the House of Representatives and the United States Senate will respond positively to it. And I hope that's the case,” he said. “Obviously, we have a responsibility to look at that to see if it's a correct number.”


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