As the government scrambles to avoid a shutdown, Biden is trying to sneak controversial proposals through amidst the chaos.
Analysis from Fox News. President Biden says he wants simple, status-quo legislation to prevent a government shutdown, but hidden in the fine print of his actual funding request is one of the most radical, anti-policing, pro-criminal proposals of his Presidency.
The Biden White House is trying to exploit the fog of a ginned-up government-shutdown crisis to strike a final, fatal blow against immigration law enforcement—by slipping in a loophole that would allow the White House to effectively abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by defunding it.
Last week, President Biden called on Congress to pass a short-term spending bill to keep the government open beyond September 30, when current funding runs out.
Throughout September, Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jefferies will claim that this funding proposal is “clean”—which in Washington-speak means it simply extends current funding without any significant new provisions. Nothing to see here, they’ll say. A careful read reveals that nothing could be further from the truth.
Biden’s “clean” proposal includes a provision that allows him to totally defund ICE, the federal law enforcement agency tasked with protecting the United States from cross-border crime and illegal immigration. …
If you read page 51 of the White House’s draft legislation, you will find a provision that would allow all ICE funding to be redirected to “fund community-based residential facilities, and to provide services and support to refugees, asylum seekers, or other migrants,” including through “contracts or through the award of grants or cooperative agreements to non-governmental organizations.” This would effectively convert ICE from a law enforcement agency into a U.S. travel agency for illegal aliens and into a grant-making bureaucracy for sanctuary cities.
Remember, ICE is the agency that breaks up Mexico-U.S. cartel trafficking of humans and drugs. ICE is the agency that detains violent criminal aliens and returns them to their home countries. ICE is the agency that does the most to deter cross-border crime and illegal immigration by enforcing immigration law in the United States.
Instead of protecting American communities, this provision would allow all past, present, or future ICE dollars to be used to buy airplane tickets and hotel rooms for illegal immigrants as they are permanently resettled across the United States. …
As Democrats have learned from the “Defund the Police” movement, you need not always literally eliminate the police. Sometimes, destroying morale and diverting funding away from law enforcement will do the job just as well.
The White House took a page from this playbook and slipped it into draft legislation marketed as noncontroversial and routine. Just sign here, and the government won’t shut down.
Biden is demanding the ability to totally neuter ICE in exchange for simply keeping the government open for several weeks. …
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