Worthy Christian News » U.S. Politics » Obama Seeks $2 Billion for Immigration Crisis; Republican 'Nothing Till Border is Secured'
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Worthy News)-- President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $2 billion in emergency funds to respond to the surge of undocumented children and adults entering the United States illegally.
The White House will ask for authority to deport children to their native countries faster if they do not qualify for asylum. In addition, some of the funds will go to securing appropriate space for the detention of children.
The President will also request for a significant increase in immigration judges in an effort to clear more than 360,000 cases backlogged in immigration courts.
Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-California) who replaced Eric Cantor (R-VA) as the House Majority leader, told Fox News Sunday the opportunity to negotiate would only take place after the border is secured.
"I'm on record saying nothing about immigration, until we secure the borders," Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-California), told Fox News Sunday.
"Until you secure the borders, you cannot have the conversation about anything else."
Since October, over 52,000 illegal minors have entered the United States.