Just a few weeks ago Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez touted her morality by voting against border aid because it was “not enough.” Standard liberal thinking; my way or nothing. Perhaps she will thumb her nose then at the hundreds of millions being spent solely for the benefit of “a record 61,000 unaccompanied migrant children.”
Jonathan Hayes, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement at DHS, said “the number of UAC entering the United States during this fiscal year has risen to levels we have never seen.” On one day the agency has held “a high of 13,700” unaccompanied children and it is down to only 11,000.
Democrats are unwilling to admit the problem their policies and publicity stunts have created for the President and instead blame him for the consequences being suffered at the border.
Thursday officials testified before the House Judiciary Committee and called for congressional action and changes to the immigration system, but leadership was probably just looking forward to their mai tais on the beach during their upcoming six-week recess.
Tensions rose as Brian Hastings, chief of Customs and Border Protection law enforcement operations testified “that illegals who have surged into the U.S. beyond numbers the Border Patrol can handle have received proper care and attention.” Chairman and Democrat Jerry Nadler cited examples of poor immigrant conditions but Hastings said there has “never been a shortage” of food or healthcare items.
Despite the partisan heat from Nadler and company, Hastings said:
The temporary structures are weatherproof, climate-controlled, and provide areas for eating, sleeping, recreation and personal hygiene. These facilities include shower trailers, chemical toilets and sinks, laundry trailers, sleeping mats, personal property storage boxes, lockers, power, kitchen equipment, food/snacks/water, clothing, and hygiene kits. Border Patrol has invested over $230 million in humanitarian support such as consumables, including meals, snacks, baby formula, shampoo, diapers, and other hygiene items; enhanced medical support; and increased transportation services.
I’m sure Ocasio-Cortez’s check is in the mail…along with her gratitude for law enforcement who are working tirelessly to keep children at the border safe, healthy and sheltered.
Read Full Testimony Here