90 Miles From Tyranny : Congress Defunds ICE, Opens Door for Migrant Wave

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Congress Defunds ICE, Opens Door for Migrant Wave

Congress has agreed to shrink funding and detention beds for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), just as pro-migration groups are warning that a wave of wage-cutting economic migrants will rush north to exploit President-elect Joe Biden’s pro-migration campaign promises.

“Democrats are bragging that they are cutting ICE funding,” said Rosemary Jenks, director of government relations at NumbersUSA. “They are bragging about making our communities less safe,” she added.

Congress chopped the ICE budget by $107 million below the 2020 level after rejecting a request by outgoing President Donald Trump’s for a $2 billion budget increase.

The cuts will pressure the agency to restart the catch-and-release of economic migrants in 2021, once the number of migrants overwhelms the agency’s reduced budget for detention spaces.

“The bill funds 34,000 detention beds, which is 26,000 beds less than the President’s budget request and 11,274 less than fiscal year 2020,” said a press statement from Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the top Democrat on the spending panel.

If ICE does not have enough detention beds, it must release the migrants into the United States, where they will take jobs from Americans to repay their smuggling loans. The loans often use family farms and homes as collateral, putting migrants under extreme pressure to work for wages far below Americans’ levels. This profitable economic process spiked the number of migrants from low levels in 2009 to almost one million in 2019.

“If there is a perception of more-humane policies, you are likely to see an increase of arrivals at the border,” T. Alexander Aleinikoff, the director of the New York-based Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, told the New York Times for a December 13 report, titled “As Biden Prepares to Take Office, a New Rush at the Border.”

Democrats also won extra funding for a non-detention program that allows migrants to take jobs from Americans — typically, from American parents with kids, unfirm or disabled Americans, and Americans with criminal records. “The bill includes $440 million for Alternatives to Detention (ATD), which is approximately $86 million more than the President’s budget request and $120 million more than...

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  1. Mike, I am about to give up on your nation at this rate. They have turned the United States into a suicidal mess! And it ain't gonna get better unless the election can be overturned and... I am sorry to say... I do not see this happening.

    But you never know. Where there is life there is hope. But these enemies of your nation are going to turn things into a complete war zone if they can. And this is a great step.

  2. They don't need beds if you send them back right now. They don't need to sleep here. They don't need to eat here. They don't need to do anything here but turn their asses around and GTFG*. Vamanos.

    *Get the Fuck Gone

  3. Well...golly gosh. Take money from ICE and shift it to batfe to take our guns. Now what could possibly go wrong?


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