House Democrats Keeping Eyes On Refugee Children

“These are children who are coming across as refugees because of the violence that they are facing in their homelands," Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) said.

photo1By Rachel Jungkind

(TRNS) – A collection House Democrats applauded Obama’s $3.7 billion proposal to increase the border budget, which they said would help officials process children seeking asylum from human trafficking dangers, during a press conference Wednesday.

“This is a humanitarian crisis that we are facing on our southern border and we need to respond,” said Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus during a press briefing Tuesday. “These are children who are coming across as refugees because of the violence that they are facing in their homelands.”

While not all children would be granted asylum, the lawmakers noted that increasing access to legal proceedings will give Judges the ability to determine if they would not be safe if they were deported home.

“It is important that the emergency supplemental is passed to include more judges, resources for border patrol and border cities, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) officers so the law can be adhered to,” said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas.), the ranking member on the Homeland Security’s Maritime Security Subcommittee on border enforcement issues.

 

Tags: ,

About TRNS Washington Desk

View all posts by TRNS Washington Desk
TRNS Washington Desk
News updates from on and around Capitol Hill.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Hillary Clinton: ‘I Want The Public To See My Email’

Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, addressing the press during a Security Council Meeting.

Clinton has been embroiled in controversy over her use of a personal email account during her tenure at the State Department, and reportedly hosting her own email server.

Thursday, March 5

● Wither White Flint?

● Americans crowd into cities

● Jewelry fence in the theater district

● FTC torpedoes cruise robocalls

● Hillary’s emails land in an FOIA lawsuit

● Heroin death rate quadrupled since 2000

House Benghazi Committee Subpoenas Clinton Emails

The likely Democratic Presidential candidate is under fire for conducting all work-related emails when she was Secretary of State from a private account.

TRNS News Notes- 3/4

SCOTUS: 4 big words Obamacare doom?
GOP scrambles for alternatives
DoJ slams Ferguson PD on racism
Netanyahu speaks to Congress on Iran
Obama takes issue with comments
In flip-flop, House approves DHS funding

Ambassador To South Korea Injured In Attack

His assailant was immediately arrested, according to reports.

LISTEN: The Day Ahead – March 5, 2015

The Day Ahead Logo

The U.N. Security Council talks Syria, John Kerry heads to Saudi Arabia and a deadline passes for a power-sharing agreement in South Sudan.