Expert: What Will Obama Do With $2 Billion for Immigrant Crisis?

Tuesday, 01 Jul 2014 03:54 PM

By Courtney Coren

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President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $2 billion to put toward the surge of illegal immigrant children crossing the border from Central America, and Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies says the big question is what the administration's goal is for the money.

"If the purpose of this influx of funding is to actually stop the flow and start sending people home, which will also discourage new ones from coming, then it's an appropriate investment of resources," Vaughan told Ed Berliner on "MidPoint" on Newsmax TV on Tuesday.

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"If the purpose of this infusion of personnel, including judges and lawyers and prosecutors, is simply to just process people into a form of legal status more quickly, then it's ultimately going to cost us more money than we're going to accomplish anything with this," she explained.

"The key thing to remember is, what is the administration's end game with this surge of resources?" Vaughan asked

"Are they just trying to . . . rubber-stamp in more quickly or are they actually going to do what it takes to stop this crisis and stop inspiring people to keep coming here with their kids?" she added.

Vaughan contends it is not inhumane to deport the illegal immigrants.

"It's a natural consequence of what happens when somebody violates immigration laws and violates the sovereignty of our border," she explained.

Vaughan, the organization's director of policy studies, says that while some of the immigrants are trying to escape "very difficult" conditions, "not all of the people that are coming are necessarily coming from the most violent areas. They're coming from all over the place, [including] rural areas and small towns."

Vaughan contends that it's actually inhumane "for our American communities and people on the margins of American society to put these people first in terms of our charitable obligation."

"The humane thing is to send a signal that people should not even think about coming here illegally," she added. "We should enforce our laws and do it humanely, but send a message that they are going to be enforced."


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