REPORT: Democrats push to revive Obama-era aid to illegal immigrants in border talks

FEBRUARY 4, 2019

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House Democrats are pushing hard to revive an Obama-era program that would keep illegal immigrant families out of detention and instead given them housing, transportation, healthcare, and legal aid to help them claim asylum in the U.S.

President Trump ended the Family Case Management Program in June 2017, citing excessive costs and the low rate of enrolled families returning to their home countries.

The article goes on to state the following:

House Democrats want to bring it back to life in some form as part of an effort to reduce the detention of illegal immigrants and instead release them in the United States with some supervision. And they are hoping to negotiate that change in the ongoing border security talks between the two parties.

Specifically, Democrats want $30.5 million added to the family case management budget within the Department of Homeland Security. They also hope family detentions can be phased out this year.

According to the report by Washington Examiner, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., a member of the negotiating team, said, “The only crisis at the border has been a humanitarian one due to DHS’ inability to care for the migrants, families, and unaccompanied children properly. My proposal provides a larger investment in alternatives to detention and family case management.”

In addition to the $30 million for family case management, the House Democratic proposal seeks an additional $40 million for ATD program case managers, which would add to President Trump’s $184 million overall request to fund the ATD program in fiscal 2019.

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6 Comments

  1. Sandra Thompson February 4th, 2019 at 9:32 am

    The Democrats are destroying the country piece by piece.
    To give healthcare to damn illegals when many citizens are without is outrageous, I’m so sick of this corruption and the Republicans don’t fight for the people.😡😡😡😡😡

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  2. Marion Meyash February 4th, 2019 at 9:35 am

    We Americans pay enough for illegal immigrants. Close the damn border return all illegals to their perspective countries. Do not be duped by the Democrats Trump. The caravans are a migration perpetuated by the globalists. We should not accept this so called amnesty program any longer. Those seeking asylum should seek it through the proper channels within their own countries.

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  3. Shirley Anne Blanchard February 4th, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Thanks for raising my blood pressure for such an inhumane statement to Americans! Pathetic nonsense!

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  4. Cathy February 4th, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    NO !!!!!!!! Absolutely NOT !!!!

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  5. Verna February 5th, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    The Democrats don’t care about the American people. I don’t know what happened to this country it’s going downhill fast

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  6. Cynthia Tennison February 8th, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    The democrats want people who are in dire straights

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