Shea-Porter Refuses to Call on the President to Seal the Border Amid Emergency Appropriations Request
Today, President Obama asked Congress for $3.7 billion to address the massive influx of individuals crossing the southern border illegally.
The President set these events in motion in 2012 when he issued his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals plan which has encouraged hundreds of thousands of people to cross the border illegally. Last Thursday, the New York Times reported that more than 290,000 individuals had crossed in recent months.
Yesterday, Frank Guinta called on Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter to demand that the President end the DACA program immediately. In light of President Obama's release this morning, Frank Guinta released the following statement:
"Make no mistake about it, the President's emergency request today for $3.7 billion is an admission that his policies have failed. The border remains unsecured, and this de facto amnesty program supported by Congresswoman Shea-Porter has led to a flood of immigrants crossing our border illegally. This is straining municipal and state budgets, while causing a grave humanitarian crisis as thousands have traveled in horrendous conditions to seek amnesty. When will Carol Shea Porter say enough is enough, and demand accountability from President Obama? When will she demand that our international borders be secured."