The-led house $4.5 B bill passes to help migrants at the border, setting up a showdown with the GOP-led Senate

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The house approved the night is a $4.5 billion additional spending bill on Tuesday to address the humanitarian issues at the U.S.-Mexico border with additional resources for food, water, medical care and stronger protection measures for unaccompanied children, among other things — setting up a showdown between the Democrat-led house and the Republican-led Senate.

The house bill, which 230-195, contain features that would prevent, that the trump administration, so that is also a promotion to complement the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel at the border, is likely to be a point of contention with the Republicans.

President Trump warned Monday that he would veto the house bill if it went up, accusing Democrats of “insert-provisions of the Directive would our country less safe,” the White house said in a statement.



Democrats, the recent reports on the poor conditions and overcrowded prisons, as well as Trump’s recent threats to carry out mass deportations of illegal immigrants in the United States, The House version of the bill focuses heavily on the creation of safe living conditions for unaccompanied and separated children, and access to legal services that you need. have cited Some Republicans, on the other hand, called the situation a crisis that began under former President Obama see.

Customs and Border Protection Chief Operating Officer John Sanders told The Associated Press last week, children have died, after you take care of in the Agency. He said, Border Patrol stations, 15,000 people — more than three times its maximum capacity of 4,000 have been held, resulting in dangerous conditions for migrants.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar urged to act of Congress, and pass additional measures, because the shelters were drying in capacity and financing, he told Fox News on Monday.

“Tens of thousands of migrants at the border – many of them children – are in need. And with agencies on performance and almost out of money, you can’t afford to play for the us Congress, or the administration of the humanitarian support,” House Appropriations Committee Chairman Nita Lowey said.


“This is the reason why this law is so important. It is necessary funds for urgent humanitarian needs, including food, diapers, and blankets would. There would be strict safeguards in order to raise money to ensure only for humanitarian purposes and nothing else. And it is the human rights and dignity of migrants, to protect dignity, including through the strengthening of protection mechanisms and standards of care for unaccompanied children. I urge the Senate and the President to quickly move this bill forward. We relief without delay to create.”


The limit aid to Supplement the humanitarian aid and not funding for a wall, included $934.5 million for the processing facilities, to food, water, sanitation items, blankets, medical care and the transportation of migrants.

The bill also allocated $866 million, which will go in the direction of reducing the dependence on the influx of shelters to house children, an attempt to create better living conditions for unaccompanied minors and caps a stay of the child in an influx of shelter in the 90-days. The Rest of the financing would be for the additional legal services, as well as a pilot program for immigrant families and children.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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