OPEN THREAD–Infographic: How Obama is Spending His $3.7 Billion in ‘Emergency’ Immigration Cash

Firstly, this is our weekend open thread.

But to get things started…

Thanks to the folks at ImmigrationReform.com, we can get a sense of how Obama plans to spend the nearly $4 billion he demanded in “emergency” immigration spending.

Check out ImmigrationReform.com for more info.

Isn’t Obama perpetrating crimes against humanity to entice tens of thousands of kids to be raped and murdered on their way here just so he can get more ready-made Democrat voters in the US?

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  • jim_m

    Human lives are not a material factor when the objective is to give more power to the left.

    • Walter_Cronanty

      Eggs….omelet, and all that.

      • jim_m

        I can’t remember where I read it, but it was in a history text and it was quoting Lenin as having said that he anticipated that they would “lose” as much as 10% of the population of the USSR in their drive to create a communist utopia. He had no compunction about sending tens of millions of people to their deaths in order to satisfy his ideological needs.

        • Walter_Cronanty

          He was a piker compared to Uncle Joe.

          • warnertoddhuston

            Or Mau or Pol Pot.

  • Brucehenry

    What specific objections do you have to the way the requested (not “demanded”) funds are apportioned? What would you change about the request? Which areas are underfunded and which are allocated too much money?

    • warnertoddhuston

      One problem I have is that Health and Human services is getting the lion’s share (almost half) of the money while Customs and Border Protection is getting only about a quarter of the cash.

      It should be the other way around.

      • Commander_Chico

        Forcing more money into CBP now would not yield immediate results.

        For example, hiring and training Border Patrol officers and immigration judges and admin staff takes time.

        On the other hand, you could take 90% of the Border Patrol officers off the northern border lounging in Maine and Montana and transfer them south with no problems. That would be a good use of CBP money.

        • yetanotherjohn

          Thus the logic of the left. Increasing the border patrol officers won’t help the immediate problem, so don’t fund that. Of course 5 years from now, increasing the border patrol officers won’t help the crisis du jour, so we don’t fund that then either.
          Combining a temporary transfer of experienced officers with an increase in permanent numbers wouldn’t occur to you.
          By the way, what do you think it would cost and how effective would it be if Obama announced a strict enforcement of immigration laws. Might that not help in the short term to reduce the number trying to cross. Maybe add in some employers requirement to verify citizenship or face fines. That might send a signal rather than executive orders to stop deporting kids, calls for amnesty for kids here and then be surprised that more illegal kids try to show up. I know logic isn’t the strong suit of the left, but something to consider.

          • Walter_Cronanty

            The left always says that about energy. 10-15 years ago we heard: “Why drill in Anwar, it will be 5-7 years before we get any oil out of there. It won’t help our current crisis.” Idiots.

          • jim_m

            Actually announcing a policy is virtually cost free and, since most of this crisis is due to what Dear Leader has said, would probably go a long way to resolving the problem.

        • Retired military

          Yeah Chico so they could stand around with their thumbs up their ass and welcome the new illegals because Obama wont let them do anything else if they don’t want to get fired.

    • Retired military

      Spend money on first class tickets back to their home countries. It would be 99% cheaper.

      • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

        Put a ventilated cargo container in a C-130. (40 ft model.) Pack them in until there’s just enough room for them to sit down, then lock the container, take them to some city in Cuba (violating airspace – too bad) and do a combat assault landing on a straight stretch of road. With the light weight of the passengers, that’ll only be about 2000 feet.

        Back the plane up so there’s enough room to take off.

        Unlock the container, unload them there with the assistance of the Army troops brought along for the job. Button up the plane, and do a max-effort take off.

        Congratulations, it’s now officially ‘Someone Else’s Problem’.

  • warnertoddhuston

    By the way, folks, after I sign off tonight, I will be away from the computer until Monday.

    • Walter_Cronanty

      Slacker!

    • jim_m

      Enjoy the time away. I will be traveling to Barcelona myself and that will take up most of the weekend.

  • Hawk_TX

    On a related note a new study from the center for immigration studies determined that all job growth since the year 2000 went to immigrants (legal and illegal). Given the state of employment you would think that this would be receiving a lot more attention.

    “While there were 114.8 million working-age native-born Americans with jobs in the first quarter of 2000, there were only 114.7 million with jobs in the first quarter of 2014. On the other hand, 17.1 million working-age immigrants (legal and illegal) had jobs in 2000 while 22.8 million did in 2014, which is an increase of 5.7 million.”

    Here is the story on Brietbart:
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/26/Study-All-Job-Growth-Since-2000-Went-to-Immigrants

    • jim_m

      Sadly, what gets attention these days is people who try to distinguish between legal and illegal immigration.

  • Commander_Chico

    I have a feeling the SHTF this week. The rise in gold last week is a leading indicator.

    Ukraine and Russia, Israel and Iran. It’s on, and a stock market crash will be the best outcome, the worst being WW III.

  • Commander_Chico
  • ljcarolyne

    Obama the Usurper should not be given a penny. He needs to roll up his sleeves and do the work himself along with the self serving Mooshelle. Have her be the chief cook and bottle washer. . .good way to make the bastards to home.

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