nearvideo Pelosi reportedly facing a revolt by progressive Democrats, on the border funding bill
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi allegedly had a tense meeting with Democrats who think that the emergency-border-funding bill is not enough to the humanitarian crisis.
The members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus blasted Thursday, the transition from one-party $ 4.5 billion border funding bill, calling it a “betrayal of our American values.”
A coalition of house Democrats and Republicans came together to approve the legislation, which now goes to President Trump’s Desk for his signature.
“This law, contrary to the Hispanic Caucus and nearly 100 Democratic members of the house — will not stop the Trump administration chaos and cruelty,” a caucus statement said. “It will not stop the mistreatment and detention of children. It will not stop the rampant human rights abuses in government detention. It will not stop, the Trump administration, from families tearing apart, and turn to the asylum seekers. Migrants will continue to die.”
HOUSE LAWMAKERS PLAY THE TRADING ALLEGATIONS IN THE MIDST OF THE SCRAMBLE TO PASS A $4.5 B LIMIT FOR BILL”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during her weekly media availability on Capitol Hill on Thursday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi moved away from immigration and the enforcement of the restrictions, the many of the progressive Democrats wanted included in the bill, risking a backlash within their own party. The Republican-controlled Senate by an overwhelming majority the bill on Wednesday, in a 84-8 vote, after rejecting an earlier House version supported by progressive and Spanish law.
The trump administration was forced on the defensive amid reports of unsanitary and overcrowded conditions in prisons. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, stirred controversy, as you against migrants detention centres, in concentration camps.
Democrats wanted measures to ensure the health and safety of people in detention, and a $81 million in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) funding. Pressure was high showed up hazards on the legislature as reports of neglect and ill-treatment of detained children.
MIGRANT CHILDREN AT THE BORDER PATROL FACILITY SAY THEY HAVE BEEN ASKED TO CARE FOR 2-YEAR-OLD
In a border system in Clint, Texas, more than 300 infants and children, were reportedly located in harsh conditions. Many of the children cared for each other without access to sufficient food, water and Hygiene.
“If the Congressional Hispanic Caucus members suffer at the border, we see our children and our grandchildren”, the continued CHC. “What happened today is unacceptable, and we will not forget this betrayal. Moving forward, we will continue to fight for immigrants to be treated with dignity and respect, working to the end of Trump’s deportation agenda, and fix our broken immigration system.”
Pelosi cited the need for funding to help children caught at the U.S.-Mexican border for the movement of the bill to the front.
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“To get resources to the children the fastest, we passed reluctantly by the Senate,” she wrote in a letter to colleagues. “How do we, the Senate passed, that we will, with a battle cry, as we go forward, in order to protect children in a way that honors really their dignity and value.”
The Border Patrol 133,000 people last month, including many Central American families to understand reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.