🔹 $1.375B — 55 miles of New Fencing.
🔹 $524.2M — Ports of Entry + 600 New Border Agents.
🔹 $415M — Humanitarian Aid at Border.
🔹 $563.4M — for Immigration Courts, (incl. $59M for) 75 NEW JUDGES.
🔹 $527M — Aid to Central America.
Today, AG Bill Barr boasted about DOJ's progress...PRIOR to this year.
Yet, he's requesting $72M to hire 100 new judges in FY2020.
But...WHERE DID THE MONEY GO FROM THE LAST DEAL?
Despite the historic backlog of asylum seekers awaiting trial in the Immigration Courts...
...Trump is against new judges, b/c he doesn't want asylum claims heard, at all.
Nearly everyone agrees, to truly slow the flow of migrants seeking asylum...we must stabilize the countries from which they're fleeing.
Yet, Trump is CUTTING AID to the Northern Triangle countries.
...Kristjen Nielsen was IN Honduras, signing a "historic" pact with those countries to provide aid and work together.
So...WHERE IS THE AID GOING NOW?
In recent days, there've been lines of trucks at the ports up to 13 HRS LONG.
They say it's b/c agents have been diverted to enforce immigration elsewhere.
But...Congress HAS acted. They passed $524M for the Ports of Entry and hiring new agents.
So, WHERE DID THE MONEY GO FROM THE LAST DEAL?
Do I even need to dig deep into this? We see horrifying images, every day, of the conditions at the border.
One that stands out is the infamous outdoor "pen," under an overpass in El Paso.
After all the chaos and suffering of millions, a 35 day shutdown that cost the country BILLIONS, and set back the Immigration Courts more...
Congress struck a deal. But Trump wasn't happy.
So where did the money go?