FALREY: CONGRESS NEEDS TO STOP THE HATE FILLED RHETORIC AND SOLVE THE BORDER CRISIS
TUXEDO, NY– Congressional candidate Chele Chiavacci Farley issued the following statement regarding the U.S. House’s failure to provide funding for the crisis at the border.
“Politicians in Washington continue to bicker and make excuses over the crisis at our southern border, without any solutions offered. Make no mistake, it is a crisis. Our Customs and Border Patrol, as well as the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, are underfunded and overwhelmed by the spike in migrants, many of them families, crossing into our country through Mexico.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s comparison of the underfunded detention centers to Nazi concentration camps is not just offensive, it is a deeply painful reminder of the tragedy of the Holocaust. She should stop the anti-Semitic rhetoric and apologize. But, she won’t, because somehow that’s not allowed in today’s Washington.
While some members of Congress wring their hands over the humanitarian crisis at our southern border, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee voted 30 to 1 to authorize an additional $4.6 billion to deal with both the humanitarian and the security crisis. More than half, $2.9 billion, would be used to house and care for the migrants. An additional $793 million would improve the processing centers at the border. It is clear this bill has little hope of passage in the House, unless Speaker Nancy Pelosi can find a way to reign in the out-of-control members of the freshman class.
Last week Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other Democratic freshman released a statement declaring they will not vote for a bill to fund ICE because it is a “radicalized” and “criminal” organization. These representatives total disregard for the rule of law is shameful and disturbing. The executive branch is charged with enforcing the laws of this country. If Representative Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow freshmen members don’t like the laws they should fight to change them – not leave U.S. immigration officials at the southern border without the tools and resources to do their job and help the migrants.”
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