The lengths people will go to to protect their precious Obama.
Some of the toughest Republican critics of President Obama’s handling of the crisis on the border voted for the legislation they now blame for the humanitarian crisis unfolding there, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) argued during an interview on Sunday.
Gutierrez said despite suggestions from Republican lawmakers, the current crisis at the border was not a question of security or law enforcement.
“The border is secure! The fact is that these children are handing themselves over to the border patrol agents,” Gutierrez said.
Instead, he said, the crisis stemmed from a 2008 law that automatically entitles minors from non-contiguous countries to asylum hearings before they face deportations. The legislation was intended to address the issue of human trafficking
Obviously only one thing can help here: Money.
The surge in minors has overwhelmed that judicial system, and the problem will persist unless lawmakers provide additional funding for judges and attorneys, Gutierrez said.
“You can keep throwing money and talk about enforcement, enforcement, enforcement, but you’ve got to put money also into your judicial system, and you’ve got to put money in a comprehensive program that deals with the issue,” he told CBS News.
Why hasn’t anyone thought of throwing more money at Obama’s latest scandal?