“I just want to make sure that at the end of the day we’re being fair, humane and doing this in an orderly way.” At the same time Republicans criticized Obama for stepping back from asking for those legal changes, which the White House initially had said would come in concert with the emergency spending request. The White House now says those proposals will come later. “He just decided not to do that because of the pushback he got from some in his own political base,” said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. “We need to solve the problem, but you don’t need to just ignore the cause of the current crisis.
President Obama Wants $3.8 Billion for Immigration, But Won’t Visit Border – Yahoo News
Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done President Obama Wants $3.8 Billion for Immigration, But Won’t Visit Border By Arit John 10 hours ago 0 shares View photo President Obama Wants $3.8 Billion for Immigration, But Won’t Visit Border President Obama will request $3.8 billion from Congress to alleviate the immigration crisis at the border, according to The Washington Post . The funds, nearly double the anticipated White House request, will go towardsthe Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, State and Health and Human Services to add more immigration judges, processing facilities and to help deport more of the children and adults immigrating from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The report comes on the same day that President Obama is scheduled to fly down to Texas to fundraise in Austin and Dallas. Obama will not, however, be visiting the border, sparking a lot of political grumbling.
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ambassador to Costa Rica. The White House says Fitzgerald Haney is Obama’s pick for the job. Haney is a client services executive at Pzena Investment Bank. The White House says he’s worked in Brazil, Mexico and Puerto Rico, and studied at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Campaign finance records show Fitzgerald raised large sums for Obama’s presidential campaigns and also contributed to Obama’s transition team and inauguration. Obama selected him in 2013 to join the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.
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The White House said Obama will submit the request along with a bigger, $3.7 billion proposal to confront a wave of Central American children crossing the southern border illegally. The$615 million would go to the Department of Agriculture. White House officials say the money is designed to pay for all wildfire needs in 2014. Join the Discussion You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
Obama signs intelligence bill into law – Yahoo News
Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Obama signs intelligence bill into law Obama signs intelligence bill into law, legislation contains whistleblower protections 9 hours ago Content preferences Done WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that authorizes spending of $564 million over five years for the U.S. intelligence community and expands protections for intelligence agency whistleblowers against retaliation. The White House said Obama signed the bill Monday.