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Armed Citizens Detain Hundreds of Illegals at the Border

  1. They’re NOT ‘asylum seekers’. They’re illegal alien invaders.
  2. If the NM Governor did her job, ordinary citizens wouldn’t have to.

 

Via Fox News

An armed right-wing militia group operating along the U.S.-Mexico border posted several videos to social media this week, including one in which they held about 200 asylum-seeking migrants at gunpoint near Sunland Park, N.M., until U.S. Border Patrol agents arrived, according to a report.

The militia group, which calls itself the United Constitutional Patriots, said it is determined to monitor the border until President Trump fulfills his campaign promise of a border wall or until Congress enacts stronger legislation to make it more difficult for migrants to request asylum, Jim Benvie, a spokesman, told The New York Times in a phone interview.

“It should go without saying that regular citizens have no authority to arrest or detain anyone,” the governor of New Mexico, Michelle Lujan Grisham, said in a statement to The New York Times, adding that it is “completely unacceptable” that migrants be “menaced or threatened” upon entering the U.S.

 

If more of these dregs were intimidated enough not to sneak across the border and enter this country illegally, citizen militias wouldn’t feel the need to do it.

ICE is overwhelmed, the Dems want to bring in as many illegals as they can to add them to their voting bloc and exploit for political gain, and the border is still not yet completely secured.

Hundreds of crimes are committed by these vermin. Cop killers, rapists, child molesters,murderers, thieves, robbers, gangs (MS13s), and a slew of other human garbage are coming into this country illegally and committing more felonies once they get in.

The cost of illegal aliens taking American lives is memorialized here: http://www.ojjpac.org/memorial.asp

The U.S. has the right to control who enters the country. There is no Constitutional or legal right for a foreigner to enter the U.S.  It’s a privilege. Every country has immigration laws, travel laws, and borders.

I like how Dwight Eisenhower handled the illegal alien problem;  a military-directed operation with a no-nonsense approach to kicking out and keeping out illegal aliens. Round them up, send them home.

Enforce the law

Deport illegals

Establish a vetting process for all foreign immigrants

Build  the wall

 

 

Related article:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6932583/More-300-asylum-seekers-surrender-armed-militia-New-Mexico-citizens.html

President Trump Considers Giving Liberals All the Illegals They Want by Dumping Them in Their ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Hoity-toity affluent liberals get pretty miffed when their manicured communities are invaded by illegals. The rest of us peons are expected to put up with it.

From Fox News

President Trump responded to reports Friday that his administration proposed releasing immigrant detainees in sanctuary cities by not only confirming the plan but saying it remains under “strong” consideration.
Further, the president tweeted that relocating illegal immigrants to these districts should make the “Radical Left” happy.
The comments came after The Washington Post first reported that the White House proposed sending the detainees to sanctuary cities twice in the last six months. The proposal was first floated in November amid reports of a large migrant caravan from Central America making its way to the southern border. The idea was again considered in February, amid the standoff with Congress over a border wall.

……“Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only,” Trump tweeted.

“The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy—so this should make them very happy!” he continued.

Trump repeated the remarks later at the White House: “We can give them an unlimited supply…let’s see if they have open arms.”

The president doubled down as Democrats fumed over the relocation idea.

 

It’s brilliant. Since the Dems are always bragging about the adoration they have for illegals, then they can have as many as their bleeding hearts desire, right in their own fucking back yards.

Start with dropping them off at Obama’s new house in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington D.C.

Looks large enough to fit a few dozen at the residence.

Or Nancy Pelosi’s mansion in California:

I bet she could fit some in there, as well.

Pro-illegal alien Chuckie Schumer lives in a fancy apartment at 9 Park West in New York. It’s no mansion , but I bet one of his walk in closets is large enough to house a small number of Mexican illegals.

 

The ‘sanctuary cities‘ thumb their collective noses at the immigration laws, and give illegals taxpayer-funded benefits like food stamps, welfare, free educationtax creditsmedical care, and housing.

It’s time to send the illegal vermin into the wealthy liberals’ neighborhoods by the busloads.

Any libturd who opens their piehole in support of illegals should be required to back up their bullshit by dealing with the consequences.

 

 

Related article:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-strongly-considering-placing-illegal-immigrants-in-sanctuary-cities

The National Remembrance Day for Those Killed by Illegal Aliens

From the Illegal Alien Crime Report

……The National Remembrance Day was conceived by the Tea Party Immigration Coalition (TPIC). In 2011, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) announced his sponsorship of a resolution making the first Sunday of every November the day we acknowledge and remember those Americans killed by illegal aliens.

On November 3, 2011, Rep. King stood just outside the Capitol building with Congressman Walter Jones and activists Jeff Lewis and TPIC founder John Stahl, alongside Jamiel Shaw Sr. and Ray Tranchant (who both lost their children to the reckless and murderous actions of illegal aliens and said:

“These are real human stories, there’s real pain and real agony going on a daily basis in the United States of America, and we treat it as if it’s just some kind of tolerable interruption of our lives. It’s not. It’s an interruption of innocent lives that takes place because we have an administration that refuses to enforce immigration law.”

……For far too long, we have sat by and watched as our fellow citizens die every year at the hands of illegal aliens, while our elected officials simply ignore the ever-growing crisis.

The federal government does not keep comprehensive statistics on the number of crimes committed in this country by illegal aliens. Taking a look at the results of a few independent studies, it is not surprising that they don’t.

However, in 2005, the Government Accountability Office announced the results of a study, which examined the criminal history of 55,322 illegal aliens who were incarcerated in federal, state, and local institutions during the year 2003.

The results of that study follow: The 55,322 illegal aliens in the study accounted for a total of 459,614 arrests (or eight arrests per illegal alien). Their arrests represented a total of nearly 700,000 criminal offenses (or 13 offenses per illegal alien). Thirty-six percent of those studied had been arrested at least five times previously.

……The following are only a few of the stories, which illustrate the human cost of illegal immigration:

 

Victim: Oregon State Trooper Bret Clodfelter, 34

On Sept. 30, 1992, Trooper Bret Clodfelter stopped a suspected drunk driver who turned out to be an illegal alien named Francisco Manzo-Hernandez. The drunken driver was traveling with two of his fellow invaders. Trooper Clodfelter handcuffed the driver and placed him in the back seat of his cruiser.

As all of the men were drunk, the state trooper offered to drive the two passengers home. For his kindness, Clodfelter was shot in the head four times. All three fled the scene and were captured a few days later.

Trooper Clodfelter served with the Oregon State Police for eight years and left behind a wife, son, and daughter. A further tragedy took place a year after the trooper’s murder, when his wife, Rene, took her own life.

Victim: Phoenix Police Officer Marc Atkinson, 28

On March 26, 1999, Officer Atkinson was shot and killed by illegal alien Felipe Petrona-Cabana. Officer Anderson was ambushed by Cabana while on routine patrol. Cabana was traveling with two other illegal aliens and carrying a pound of cocaine. An armed citizen named Rory Vertigan witnessed the shooting and helped capture the outlaws.

Officer Atkinson served on the Phoenix Police Department for five years. He left behind a wife and an infant son.

Victim: Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy David March, 33

On April 29, 2002, Deputy March was shot to death by Mexican national Armondo Garcia. Invader Garcia told friends that he wanted to kill a police officer. Garcia saw Deputy March on patrol one evening and pulled over and waited for March to drive past him. As soon as March began to pass, Garcia opened fire. Garcia fled back across the border after murdering March.

For four years, the government of Mexico refused to apprehend or extradite Garcia. In February 2006, U.S. Customs officers arrested Garcia in Mexico. Garcia has since pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy March served with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for seven years and left behind a wife and stepdaughter.

Victim: Officer Tony Zeppetella, Oceanside Police Department

On June 13, 2003, previously deported gang member Adrian Camacho shot Officer Zeppetella 13 times during a routine traffic stop. Camacho received the death penalty for the murder.

Officer Zeppetella, 27, had been on the job for only one year when he was killed, and left behind a wife and a 6-month-old son.

Victim: Deputy Brandy Lyn Winfield, Marion County Sheriff’s Department

On October 14, 2004, Dep. Winfield was called to investigate a disabled vehicle, and had stopped to talk to two men on the side of the road. One of the men, Juan Carlos Cruz, shot and killed him. Cruz, who pleaded guilty to the murder, has never expressed any remorse for his actions.

Dep. Winfield, 29 left behind a wife and two children.

Victim: Detective Donald Young, Denver Police Department

On May 8, 2005, Det. Young was working at an event hall when he was shot to death in an unprovoked attack by Raul Garcia-Gomez.

The Mexican national had already been arrested three times when he murdered Det. Young, but because of Denver’s ‘sanctuary policy’ he was never reported to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Garcia-Gomez actually worked in a restaurant owned by Denver Mayor Hickenlooper, who has been a longtime champion of sanctuary policies.

Det. Young, 43, left behind a wife and three children.

Victim: Officer Gregory Bailey, California Highway Patrol

On February 25, 2006, while performing a routine traffic stop, Officer Bailey was hit and killed by Domingo Esqueda. Esqueda’s BAC was three times the legal limit.

Officer Bailey, 36, was also a member of the California National Guard and had just returned from Iraq when he was killed. He left behind a wife and four children.

Victim: Houston Police Officer Rodney Johnson, 40

On September 21, 2006, Officer Johnson was shot and killed while making a routine traffic stop. The man who murdered Ofc. Johnson was a Mexican national who had been deported seven years earlier. However, President Bush’s refusal to defend the Mexican border allowed this human predator to easily re-enter the United States and eventually turn this police officer’s wife into a widow.

Officer Johnson stopped a commercial vehicle traveling 20 miles over the posted speed limit. The truck was driven by Juan Leonardo Quintero. A co-worker and Quintero’s two stepdaughters were also in the vehicle.

When Quintero was unable to provide any form of identification, Ofc. Johnson handcuffed him and placed him in the backseat of his patrol car. Once the officer was seated behind the wheel again, Quintero, though handcuffed, removed the 9mm handgun concealed in his waistband and began firing at Johnson through the plastic shield separating the front and back seats. Ofc. Johnson was shot in the head five times. He was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to a local hospital.

Officer Johnson was a 12-year veteran of the Houston Police Department and a U.S. Army veteran. While serving on the HPD, Johnson received two Lifesaving Awards. He left behind his wife Joslyn (also a police officer) and five children.

Victim: Deputy Loren Lily, Cobb County Sheriff’s Department

On December 31, 2006, illegal alien Joel Camacho Perea drove into Dep. Lily’s path on Powder Springs Rd., hitting and killing him. Perea then fled the scene; he was later captured and charged with hit-and-run and vehicular homicide.

Dep. Lily, 41, who was an 18-year veteran of the Cobb County Sheriff’s Dept. had only been married to his wife Jamie for four months when he was killed. He left behind his wife and two godchildren.

Victims: Tessa Tranchant, 16, and Allison Kunhardt, 17

On March 30, 2007, in Virginia Beach, Va., a Mexican national named Alfredo Ramos slammed into the rear of a vehicle in which Allison Kuhnhardt and Tessa Tranchant, were stopped, while waiting at a red light. Ramos, 22, was traveling at a high rate of speed and was drunk at the time. He actually had nearly a .20 blood-alcohol level and could barely see the police officers in front of him. The two high school students had to be cut from their crumpled car and both later died after being taken to the hospital. Ramos suffered only a busted lip.

Though an illegal alien, Alfredo Ramos had been living in Virginia Beach for quite a while and worked at a local Mexican restaurant known as Mi Casita. Ramos had been previously convicted of three separate charges of public intoxication, identity theft, and even a DUI, but continued to live in the area. He speaks only Spanish and required an interpreter at all of his court proceedings.

Tessa Tranchant’s brother Dylan had only been home from Iraq for two weeks, when his sister was killed. Dylan was tasked with identifying his little sister’s body.

Victims: Emilee Olson, 9; Hunter Javens, 9; Jesse Javens, 13; and Reed Stevens, 12

In February 2008, four children were killed in Cottonwood, Minnesota, after their bus was hit by an illegal alien who ran a stop sign.

On a gloomy Tuesday morning, Mexican national Alianiss Nunez Morales went sailing past a stop sign on County Road 24, and right into a school bus carrying 28 Lakeview School students. The bus flipped over on its side, injuring several children and killing four.

In addition to the children who were killed, four others were hospitalized at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Another child was transported to the Mayo Clinic.

Morales was arrested and charged with four counts of vehicular homicide as well as several misdemeanors. Apparently, she was not even licensed to drive in Mexico. Lt. Mark Peterson of the Minnesota State Patrol told reporters: “She (Morales) doesn’t have a drivers’ license anywhere that we’re aware of.”

Of course, that was not Morales’ first brush with the law. In 2006 she had pleaded guilty in a Chippewa County court to driving without a license.

Morales told police that she was on her way to work when she caused the fatal wreck. Despite her illegal status, she was employed by Norcraft Cabinetry in Eagan, Minn. The company’s website (norcraftcompanies.com) displays a section entitled “Code of Business Ethics and Conduct.” Within that section, the following statement is made: “All employees must respect and obey the laws of the cities, states, and countries in which we operate.”

That statement seems more than a bit hypocritical coming from a company which hires illegal aliens.

Victim: Mackenzie Maddox, 6

In June 2008, Mackenzie was hit and killed while crossing the street in a suburb of Milwaukee. The man behind the wheel was previously deported Mexican national Jose Rodriguez.

As the little girl and her mother crossed the street at S. 84th St. and W. Cleveland Ave. in West Allis, WI, the car driven by Rodriguez came speeding through the intersection, striking both the little girl and her mother Andrea. Mackenzie died at the scene and her mother was taken to Froedtert Hospital; her mother survived her injuries.

Rodriguez, worked for an Oak Creek waterproofing business.

Only four months before the homicide, Rodriguez, who had four prior convictions, including a DUI, was identified by Immigration and Customs Enforcement as being in the country illegally and deported to Mexico.

Victims: Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16

In San Francisco, on June 22, 2008, three members of the Bologna family were gunned down by Salvadoran national and gang member Edwin Ramos. Tony Bologna and his sons Michael, and Matthew were shot to death by Ramos as they sat in their car on a crowded street, in the city´s Excelsior District.

Ramos, who is a member of the notoriously violent drug gang known as MS-13, shot the Bologna family to death because Tony Bologna had temporarily blocked the car in which Ramos was traveling, as the two cars made their way through an intersection. The Bologna men were returning home from a family barbecue.

As a juvenile, Ramos had committed felony attempted robbery and assault.

Shortly after the shooting, the San Francisco Chronicle reported, Juvenile Probation Department officials, did not report Ramos to federal immigration authorities for possible deportation because of San Francisco´s stated sanctuary policy.

Victim: Marten Kudlis, 3

On September 4, 2008, 3-year-old Marten sat playing at a table in an Aurora, CO Baskin and Robbins ice cream shop. His mother, Enely, was a few feet away, at the counter, waiting for her son’s ice cream.

Neither could have known that everything was about to change.

An SUV speeding through the intersection of Havana and Mississippi, with Guatemalan national Francis Hernandez at the wheel, slammed into a pickup truck, which was then pushed into the ice cream shop´s window. The toddler was sitting in front of that window, and was sent flying as the truck came crashing through it.

Witnesses reported hearing Marten’s mother screaming: “Where is my son…Where is my son?”

According to police, Hernandez was driving 80 mph in a 40 mph zone.

Marten was taken to the hospital, but died a short time later due to massive internal injuries.

The two women in the pickup truck struck by Hernandez were Patricia Guntharp, 49, and Debra Serecky, 51. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.

After the crash, Hernandez jumped from his Chevy Suburban and ran to a Hooters restaurant. He was recently sentenced to 60 years in prison.

Victim: William Sullo III, 30

In November 2008, Ecuadorian national Jose Maldanado Luzuriaga was arrested for murder. Police allege that he killed Sullo, who worked as a bartender at the Salute Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA, because he refused to serve him any more alcohol and later had him removed from the bar.

Luzuriaga allegedly waited outside the bar for Sullo to leave, and upon seeing the bartender exit the building, rammed his F-150 pickup truck into him. He has been charged with criminal homicide, attempted homicide (he nearly ran over another bartender in the parking lot), reckless endangerment, and not possessing a driver’s license.

Luzuriaga told police that he had been living in the U.S. for five years.

Victim: Dean Knospe, 71

On January 22, 2009, Mexican national Eulalio Haro was convicted in the 2006 hit and run death of Mr. Knospe. Haro, who was driving under the influence, hit Knospe, who was riding his motorcycle, and drove away, leaving him to die on the road.

Haro had been previously deported after serving a prison sentence for another crash in 1993, but re-entered the country illegally.

Victims: Lori Donohue and her daughter Kayla, 8

On June 8, 2009, Donohue and her daughter were walking through the parking lot at the Seven Stars School of Performing Arts, in Brewster, NY where Kayla had just finished a dance class, when they were killed by a drunk-driving illegal alien.

Guatemalan national Zacaria Conces-Garcia, 35, who had a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit, lost control of his Ford F-350 pick-up truck and came speeding through the parking lot, hitting both Lori and Kayla.

Little Kayla died at the scene, while her mother died later at Westchester Medical center. Conces-Garica was charged with vehicular homicide.

Lori and Kayla were buried together in the same casket. Andrew Guzi, funeral director at Beecher Funeral Home said: “The family said they wanted Kayla to be wrapped in her mother’s arms.”

Victim: Darness Brown, 10

On December 7, 2009, Boynton Beach police arrested Leticia Flores, 28, for the hit-and-run killing of 10-year-old Darness Brown. The girl’s 13-year-old sister, Darneisha Ellis, was also injured when Flores allegedly hit their scooter.

Boynton Beach police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said the girls were riding their scooter on Southwest Ninth Avenue at Southwest Third Street when Flores hit them with her Honda SUV.

In what had to be a sickening scene, Darneisha told the police that as her sister was dying next to her, Flores jumped out of her vehicle and screamed at the two girls for being on the street; she then fled the scene.

The girl’s story was supported by an eyewitness. Jessica Thomas, 24, told police she ran outside when she heard the crash. The affidavit claims: “Once outside, she observed the driver of the vehicle standing outside staring at the injured pedestrian. Thomas then stated that the driver (Flores) got into her vehicle and fled the scene.”

Police caught up to Flores as she pulled into a convenience store parking lot. She told the arresting officers that she left the accident scene because there were other people who had come to the girls’ aid. She also said that she ran because she had no drivers license.

A good Samaritan performed CPR on the little girl until paramedics arrived. However, having sustained severe internal damage, she died shortly after arriving at Delray Medical Center.

Victim: Millard County Deputy Josie Fox, 37

On January 5, 2010, Deputy Fox pulled over the 1995 Cadillac Deville being driven by Roberto Miramontes Roman on U.S. Highway 50. Detectives say that during the stop, Ramon shot Fox slightly above her bullet-proof vest.

The following day, acting on a tip from a homeowner, sheriff’s deputies in Beaver County, UT, burst into a shed where Mexican nationals Roberto Miramontes Roman and Ruben Chavez Reyes (the passenger) were sleeping, and took both men into custody without incident.

Roman, 37, was charged with capital murder, as well as tampering with evidence, and faces the death penalty if convicted.

Among other offenses, Roman has been caught twice in the past for re-entering this country illegally, the last such arrest and prosecution coming in 2005.

According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Roman entered the country legally in 1990, but because of numerous criminal convictions, was deported in 1998. Roman is a convicted drug dealer. A witness cooperating with the investigation, claims that he bought drugs from Roman a few hours before he allegedly murdered Deputy Fox.

Deputy Josie Fox, 37, served with the Millard County Sheriff’s Office for five years. She leaves behind a husband and two children.

Victim: Kendrick Owens, 13

On March 8, 2010, Kendrick was walking with a friend along the road in New Caney, TX, when police say the 1998 Dodge Dakota driven by Javier Correa, 28, struck and killed him.

Correa sped away from the scene, and drove to his nearby home. A tow truck driver who saw him hit Owens, followed Correa and alerted police to his location. A few minutes later, Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers arrived and took him into custody.

Correa has been charged with intoxication manslaughter, and failure to stop and render aid.

According to police, several drivers called 911 to report Correa’s reckless driving shortly before he hit the Keefer Crossing Middle School student.

Court records show that Correa, had a prior DWI conviction in 2005, as well as a previous conviction for assault causing bodily injury in 2000.

Victim: Rob Krentz, 58

On March 27, 2010, Arizona rancher Rob Krentz was shot to death near a watering hole on his 35,000-acre ranch. The lifeless body of his faithful dog, also shot to death, was lying beside him.

The man who had worked his family’s century-old ranch all of his life, and often provided assistance to those in need of food and water, even though they were illegal aliens, and even though they were trespassing on his property, has now been taken from his family and friends by one of those illegal aliens.

Victim: Angela Laudun, 33

On May 9, 2010, less than 24 hours after the lifeless body of Angela Laudun was discovered in a remote area, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested and charged four Mexican nationals with her rape and murder.

According to the sheriff’s office, around 2:00 a.m., Saturday, the woman voluntarily left a Galliano bar with the men, at which time they drove her to a nearby house. Apparently, Laudin became concerned for her safety and tried to leave, but the men held her down and took turns raping her.

At some point, during the ordeal, she was strangled to death.

The men, then allegedly placed the woman’s body in their SUV, eventually dumping her in a heavily wooded area. A few hours later, the body was discovered by a man doing some work on his property.

Gonzalo Portillo Cortes, 20; Esdras Sanchez Garcia, 21; Louis Nava, 28; and Jose Castille Mareno, 23, all were charged with aggravated rape and first-degree murder.

The alleged assailants are Mexican nationals and their interrogations had to be conducted in Spanish.

 

 

The U.S. has the right to control who enters the country. There is no Constitutional or legal right for a foreigner to enter the U.S.  It’s a privilege. Every country has immigration laws, travel laws, and borders.

Liberal cesspools like California have welcomed the flood of illegals and it’s taken a big toll.

Hundreds of crimes are committed by these dregs. Cop killers, rapists, child molesters,murderers, thieves, robbers, gangs (MS13s), and a slew of other human garbage are coming into this country illegally and committing more felonies once they get in.

Families of the victims of illegals have testified before Congress and called for an end to the ‘sanctuary city’ insanity, but the Dem assholes keep protecting illegal aliens instead of obeying the law and protecting American citizens.

The cost of illegal aliens taking American lives is memorialized here: http://www.ojjpac.org/memorial.asp

I like how Dwight Eisenhower handled the illegal alien problem;  a military-directed operation with a no-nonsense approach to kicking out and keeping out illegal aliens. Round them up, send them home.

Enforce the law

Deport illegals

Establish a vetting process for all foreign immigrants

Build  the wall

Even More Winning: House Fails to Override President Trump’s Veto Over National Emergency Declaration

From Fox News

 

House Democrats on Tuesday failed to override President Trump’s first veto as part of their battle over border security,  representing a victory for the administration that allows the president’s declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border to stand.

The president had vetoed a Democrat-backed measure to cancel that emergency. The House voted 248-181 on Tuesday in favor of overriding – but this fell 38 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed. Only 14 Republicans voting in favor of the veto override.

……Trump had declared the border emergency under a law that lets him shift budget funds to address dire situations. His plan is to shift an additional $3.6 billion from military construction projects to work on border barriers. Congress voted this year to limit spending on such barriers to less than $1.4 billion, and Democrats called his declaration a gambit for ignoring lawmakers’ constitutional control over spending.

 

The U.S. has the right to control who enters the country. There is no Constitutional or legal right for a foreigner to enter the U.S.  It’s a privilege. Every country has immigration laws, travel laws, and borders.

The Dems and RINOs can bitch all they want about the “constitutionality’. It’s in the Federal Statutes: 50 U.S. Code Chapter 34 – National Emergencies.

 

 

 

Related post:

https://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2019/02/15/president-trump-declares-national-emergency-on-border-gives-cnn-hack-acosta-a-swift-kick-in-the-ass-over-his-concocting-an-emergency-question/

More Winning: Pentagon Notifies Congress $1 Billion Authorized to Begin New Wall Construction

From Fox News affiliate Chanel 61

The Pentagon notified Congress Monday night that it has authorized the transfer of $1 billion to begin new wall construction along the US-Mexico border, drawing immediate objections from Democratic lawmakers.

In February, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in order to funnel billions of dollars to wall construction. As part of his announcement, he directed the use of counterdrug monies to partially fund new wall construction. Under the national emergency, other funds can also be dedicated to building the wall and related infrastructure, including military construction funds.

Monday’s announcement was just the first $1 billion the administration is making available for wall funding. The administration said previously it plans to shift an additional $1.5 billion at some point in the future.

These initial counterdrug funds will ultimately flow from the Department of Homeland Security to the Army Corps of Engineers to begin construction.

A Pentagon budget reprogramming notification sent to Capitol Hill on Monday and obtained by CNN indicates that up to $1 billion will go toward building 57 miles of fencing, improving roads and other measures on the southern border.

The usual gang of Dem idiots object to the interference of illegal alien voters and criminals:

…..Every Democratic senator on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s subcommittees on Defense and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies signed on to a letter written to acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan objecting to moving $1 billion in personnel funds to counter drug funds to go toward the wall. The senators say the Pentagon did not seek permission before notifying the committee of the transfer.

“We strongly object to both the substance of the funding transfer, and to the Department implementing the transfer without seeking the approval of the congressional defense committees and in violation of provisions in the defense appropriation itself,” the senators wrote. “As a result, we have serious concerns that the Department has allowed political interference and pet projects to come ahead of many near-term, critical readiness issues facing our military.”

The letter was signed by Sens. Patrick Leahy, Democrat of Vermont; Dick Durbin, Democrat of Illinois; Jack Reed, Democrat of Rhode Island; Brian Schatz, Democrat of Hawaii; Jon Tester, Democrat of Montana; Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington; Chris Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut; Tammy Baldwin, Democrat of Wisconsin; Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California; and Tom Udall, Democrat of New Mexico.

Tough shit.