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    House Freedom Caucus tries to buy time for Trump, because the border ‘deal’ is worse

    House Freedom Caucus tries to buy time for Trump, because the border ‘deal’ is worse than you thought


    February 14, 2019

    Chris Pandolfo



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    The conservative House Freedom Caucus is urging Congress to slam the emergency brake on the bipartisan border security “deal” that no one has read.



    The bill text was released Thursday, just one day before Congress needs to vote on it to keep the government from shutting down on Friday. It’s over 1,000 pages long, and in the short time it’s been publicly available, analysts have found has several provisions that undermine U.S. border security. In response, Freedom Caucus member Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., introduced a short-term continuing resolution to keep the government open while giving members of Congress an extra week to read through the deal.

    Board member @RepAndyBiggsAZ introduced a one-week CR to give Congress time to keep negotiating on border security for the American people. https://t.co/wos2eOg2d7
    Statement from Chairman @RepMarkMeadowspic.twitter.com/B0KoniBHff
    — House Freedom Caucus (@freedomcaucus) February 13, 2019

    We don't even have bill text yet, and yet we might vote on another government spending bill tomorrow. Let's take an extra week to provide Congress with more time to negotiate a better border security deal for our constituents. https://t.co/ugZWw0gasB
    — Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) February 13, 2019

    Several House conservatives have backed Biggs, urging Congress to let lawmakers read the bill before voting.

    It would be irresponsible to vote on a 1,000+ page bill dealing with our border security without due diligence. Congress should pass a continuing resolution for one week and allow members time to thoroughly read through and discuss this text. https://t.co/3CyM771Gnq
    — Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) February 14, 2019

    There are any number of reasons this “deal” should be opposed – but there is one iron-clad reason to do a short clean CR no matter your views on border security / the “deal” legislation just posted and is 1169 pages. This is the swamp in action, @realDonaldTrump. #2WeekCleanCR
    — Chip Roy (@chiproytx) February 14, 2019


    Republicans had a 3 day rule that was regularly violated and bastardized for the past 6 years. Now just 6 weeks into this new Congress, the Democrats’ shiny new 72 hour rule is broken. So much for having time to read a bill before voting on it.


    https://t.co/ludMFHrmuf

    — Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) February 14, 2019


    President Trump and Congress need the extra time to negotiate a better deal. One of the provisions that should signal a five-alarm fire for conservatives is language that gives de facto amnesty to illegal immigrants by forbidding ICE to detain any “sponsor” or “potential sponsor” or “member of a household” of an unaccompanied child migrant, as reported by the Center for Immigration Studies’ Jessica Vaughan.

    Here's a gem from the spending bill. Section 224 (a) says that ICE may not remove any sponsor or *potential sponsor* or *member of a household* of a UAC. That's de facto sanctuary for anyone near a UAC. Ridiculous. 30-40% of MS-13 arrests have been UACs.
    — Jessica Vaughan (@JessicaV_CIS) February 14, 2019


    As @JessicaV_CIS notes, there is a serious amnesty/sanctuary provision snuck into the spending bill.


    Section 224(a) would make it so ICE cannot detain or remove anyone who has effectively any kind of relationship (even just as a "potential sponsor") with any unaccompanied minor: pic.twitter.com/QITiAEVw1w
    — Center for Immigration Studies (@CIS_org) February 14, 2019

    OANN political correspondent Ryan James Girdusky tweeted more
    highlights of the bill:

    Border wall bill is out, here are some highlights:
    — Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 14, 2019

    here are the areas Trump cannot build any wall pic.twitter.com/q2porHboEI
    — Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 14, 2019

    The bill gives $1.375 billion for constructing a “wall”/pedestrian fencing pic.twitter.com/K1VOvTpZCT
    — Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 14, 2019

    $725 million for technology pic.twitter.com/3dZ1OJsnNe
    — Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 14, 2019

    They can only be used to make steel bollard design… no concrete wall, no prototypes. Same thing as what Bush and Obama built… just a little bit taller pic.twitter.com/2jn2arTOWk
    — Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 14, 2019

    The bill secures more than $3.1 billion in foreign health services, more than twice for the wall pic.twitter.com/2eIbweTl9V
    — Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 14, 2019
    Sec. of DHS cannot increase border crossing fees pic.twitter.com/5fDW6No9dI
    — Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 14, 2019

    Border “Wall” construction is only allowed in the Rio Grande Valley Sector pic.twitter.com/xXE4BJFZdE
    — Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 14, 2019


    Other highlights:

    $415 million for humanitarian aide
    $77 million for opioid equipment
    1,200 new Customs and Border Patrol Agents

    — Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 14, 2019

    The bill DOES expand Catch and Release by reducing the number of border beds from 49,060 to 40,520

    — Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 14, 2019

    No funding for additional enforcement and removal field personnel. – that means no more ICE agents to deport people already in the country.

    — Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 14, 2019

    Expands the Alternatives to Detention program from 82,000 to 100,000… so instead of housing family units at the border- they get moved into the interior where they almost always stay in the country permanently.

    — Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 14, 2019

    Provides $40 million for additional ICE staffing dedicated to overall ATD case management, particularly for asylum seekers… so no new ICE agents, but money to ICE to help illegal aliens settle in a non-detention center in the country

    — Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 14, 2019
    The bill gives over $1 billion for the Smithsonian…
    — Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 14, 2019
    $3.4 billion in refugee assistance – $74 million more than last year$4.4 billion in international disaster assistance – $100 million more than last year
    — Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 14, 2019
    $3.4 billion in refugee assistance – $74 million more than last year$4.4 billion in international disaster assistance – $100 million more than last year
    — Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 14, 2019

    Does not eliminate any foundations that Trump wanted to get rid of including: The Asia Foundation, the U.S. African Development Foundation, the Inter-American Foundation, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency
    — Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 14, 2019

    Israel, Ukraine, and Jordan receive $5.3 billion
    — Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 14, 2019

    So in summary, there’s amnesty, catch-and-release is expanded, there’s more money for foreign aid than there is for a wall, and the fence funding that is included is severely limited. CR senior editor Daniel Horowitz blasted this deal:

    I don’t think i can put into words the degree of perfidy in this bill.
    — Daniel Horowitz (@RMConservative) February 14, 2019

    One of the major factors spawning this invasion is the bastardization of the UAC statute which provides refugee status for those minors who are victims of “A severe form of trafficking” AND have no relatives in this country.
    — Daniel Horowitz (@RMConservative) February 14, 2019

    What is happening now is that our stupid gov’t treats the very people who self-traffic and have their relatives pay to smuggle them in to reunite with them as refugees. A 180 degree violation of both provisions.
    — Daniel Horowitz (@RMConservative) February 14, 2019

    Any bill that truly addresses the border invasion would clamp down on this. Instead, the bill actually rewards the very family members who broke in and our empowering the cartels to not only erroneously treat the kids like refugees but shield them from deportation!
    — Daniel Horowitz (@RMConservative) February 14, 2019


    The bottom line is that President Trump cannot sign this deal and expect to secure the border. Some will argue that conservatives can’t expect better with Democrats in control of the House, but that’s not true. President Trump should announce his intention to veto the deal and side with the Freedom Caucus in pushing for a short-term continuing resolution to keep the government open. Then, if Congress can’t come to a better deal, the president can use
    10 U.S.C. § Section 284 to instruct the secretary of defense to begin “construction of roads and fences and installation of lighting to block drug smuggling corridors across international boundaries of the United States.”


    Trump has options besides this dumpster fire Swamp deal to build the wall and secure the border, and he doesn’t need to declare a national emergency to get the job done. Conservatives must demand that Trump veto the border deal.


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