- Posted July 10, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Justify $3.7 Billion Request
The White House apparently knew and was preparing for an influx of 60,000 children along our southern border back in January. (None Dare Call It Complicity)
In his press conference Wednesday evening, President Barack Obama stated that $3.7 billion was needed to house and to deal with the 57,000 children in custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. The President said there was no money to deal with the situation which is why Congress must give him the funds he is requesting.
Then why did the government put out an ad offering a contract to provide for the care, transport, security and dealing with an expected 60,000 children at the border in January, 2014?
The money apparently was already put into the budget for this.
The crisis apparently is one allowed to become by the White House in order to push for passage of the Senate-passed comprehensive immigration reform bill.
From the Cornfield, the President needs to provide justification for the $3.7 billion requested. He needs to explain why the government was aware of the coming 60,000 children this year and waited until it became a humanitarian crisis to act.