Congress is likely to approve a measure that would provide more than $1.6 billion in funding to resettle refugees and illegal immigrants through the year 2018.
Even former adult film star Jenna Jameson had something to say – the perfect three-letter response to the news, beginning with “W” and ending with “F.”
The Free Beacon reported:
The so-called omnibus spending bill would give $1,645,201,000 through fiscal year 2018 “for necessary expenses for refugee and entrant assistance activities authorized by section 414 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and section 501 of the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980, and for carrying out section 462 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, section 235 of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (‘‘TVPA’’), section 203 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005, and the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998,” according to its text released Tuesday.
In October and November, U.S. government data showed that over 10,500 unaccompanied immigrant children crossed the southern border with Mexico, according to the Washington Post. That number is more than double the count of unaccompanied minors that arrived at the border during the same time period last year.
“Out of an abundance of caution, the Office of Refugee Resettlement at the Department of Health and Human Services has begun a process to expand its temporary capacity to house unaccompanied children,” the Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement last Monday.
Free Beacon senior writer Adam Kredo tweeted:
— Adam Kredo (@Kredo0) December 17, 2015
Kredo’s tweet earned a lot of response, but none quite as to the point as Jameson’s:
— Jenna Jameson (@jennajameson) December 17, 2015
If controlling both chambers of Congress can’t avoid legislation like this, one could ask, what would?
— Mark (@pipsquack638) December 17, 2015
— Ace (@4TheJerseyKid) December 17, 2015
— Michael S (@msaenz777) December 17, 2015
But there was at least one conservative voice within the hallowed halls of Congress.
— SavingtheRepubliccom (@BMartin1776) December 17, 2015
It’ll be interesting to see what the final tally will be — and who of the GOP lawmakers will vote in favor of the bill.
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