2 results for tag: migrant detention centers


Retired ICE director: House Committee on Oversight and Reform members ‘don’t know the law’

Retired U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan Friday testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform regarding border security and migrant detention and later shared his thoughts on the event with Fox & Friends’ Jedediah Bila—even going so far as to say our own lawmakers aren’t up to speed on our own immigration laws. “It was quite pathetic. I’m sitting there in a room of lawmakers that don’t know the law. You have [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.)]—she obviously didn’t know. I had to take her to school: Entering the country illegally is a crime, which she didn’t obviously understand,...

What’s in the $4.6 Billion Border Aid Bill

Last week, the House and the Senate approved a bipartisan bill addressing the overwhelming population of migrants at detention centers along the border. This is what’s in the Senate bill: The vast majority of the Senate's legislation is aimed at alleviating the squalid conditions detained migrant children are facing. It sends $2.9 billion to restore the waning resources of the Department of Health and Human Services. The majority of the remaining funding — some $1.3 billion — will go to the Department of Homeland Security. The bulk of this appropriation is designated for Customs and Border Patrol to improve the conditions in border ...