House GOP border bill pushes deportation of undocumented youth

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North American

August 4, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – “Deport ’em all.”

This was how Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez explained in three words the Republican Party’s new policy to deal with America’s border crisis.

House Republicans on Friday approved $694 million funding in response to the influx of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America.

The bill, which passed with a 223 to 189 vote proposes a change to the 2008 human trafficking law to put Central American migrants back in regular deportation proceedings.

The bill also pushes for the deportation of young undocumented immigrants who will benefit, or have already benefited, from President Barack Obama’s deferred action for childhood arrivals program or DACA.

It also intends to cut all foreign aid for struggling Central American countries that are not able to prevent their citizens from crossing America’s border.

It also plans to reimburse states for their National Guards’ work in securing the border.

The critics already predict the House GOP border bill is going nowhere because the Senate will not take it up.

The president has threatened to veto it, calling it “extreme and unworkable.”

“Stripping the rights and protections of children is never a good solution in any legislation,” Rep. Xavier Becerra who chairs the House Democratic Caucus. “At the same time it’s never a good idea and a good solution to sue the president of the United States when you’re not willing to do your job here in the House of Representatives.”

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  • Delia
    4 August 2014 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    Obama better get his act together and get these illegals out of our country. Those upset with his actions also include democrats and independents. This country is in no position to take care of more illegals with our weak economy, high unemployment and over the top debt. The American people are having enough through keep a roof over their families head and food in their belly without taking care of useless strangers.

  • Mario
    5 August 2014 at 2:36 am - Reply

    GOP Border bill that passed, will allow all Central American illegals to go to regular deportation proceeding(240k adult + 60K children=300K).Big money for new immigration court and lawyers fee for illegals, to be paid by you-Taxpayer. Deportation for DACA applicants included. American (Democrat or Republican) do NOT want illegals into their homes, county or State. This is a good bill, but it will NOT passed when it reaches the Democrat controlled Senate.