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house Bill H.R. 3401

The Senate’s Bipartisan Border Crisis Funding Package

Argument in favor

Border security resources are overwhelmed because of the surge in apprehensions, which is creating a humanitarian crisis. This bipartisan bill would provide funding needed ensure detention facilities for unaccompanied children and migrant families are safe, secure, and not overcrowded while also speeding up immigration case processing to get them out of detention facilities sooner.

Emily's Opinion
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06/25/2019
Let it go to toothbrushes, unlimited soap, (smallpox free) blankets, and a decent place to sleep. We need to respect the dignity of every human being, but especially children. I do not like the “space blankets.”
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jimK's Opinion
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06/25/2019
At least this bill recognizes and addresses the consequences of our Presidents border “crisis” fantasies which has motivated a large immigrant influx before they are walled out physically and also by “merit” based tests that neither Trump nor his family could pass. The asylum seekers are being horribly mistreated and this needs to be fixed. The root cause needs to be fixed as well. The “wall” and border “crisis” concept was created by Roger Stone in the primaries as a way to generate hate and pick a target group to blame- all to provide a rallying campaign theme. There is not and never was a crisis. The detainee issues started with the declaration that there is a crisis. Kind of like the great gasoline shortages in the late 60’s. Declarations of shortages caused everyone to stock up- companies were buying railroad tankers and filling them up. The declaration caused the “crisis”- just as it has here.
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06/25/2019
I think Democrats and Republicans and everybody in between can, and should agree that the conditions at the border are quite disgraceful. I understand that the immigration efforts at the border are stressful and hard to agree on, but these adults and children are not even receiving basic hygiene products, nor a decent place to sleep. I would like you as a representative to seriously consider this idea to help resolve some of the humanitarian issues at our Southern border. Thanks Again.
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Argument opposed

This bill is too narrowly focused on providing resources to address the border crisis. It should include broader, partisan changes to immigration policy even at the cost of bipartisan support for the bill and damaging its chance to become law. The bill should eliminate detention centers and ICE altogether. Alternatively, it should include funding to build a border wall.

Nathan's Opinion
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06/26/2019
2.88 billion for immigrant children healthcare but we can't even provide free healthcare to citizen children in our country or housing for homeless veterans! Build the wall and we wouldn't have this problem!
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Jim2423's Opinion
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06/25/2019
Feeding and housing is one thing but no money for judges and courts means a useless Bill to aid in the immigration process. Political games with peoples lives.
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Kate's Opinion
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06/25/2019
Build the WALL! This is more LIBERAL BS. Stand up with President Trump and get REAL Immigration reform passed
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bill Progress


  • EnactedJuly 1st, 2019
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed June 26th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 84 Yea / 8 Nay
  • The house Passed June 27th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 305 Yea / 102 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedJune 21st, 2019

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    Let it go to toothbrushes, unlimited soap, (smallpox free) blankets, and a decent place to sleep. We need to respect the dignity of every human being, but especially children. I do not like the “space blankets.”
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    2.88 billion for immigrant children healthcare but we can't even provide free healthcare to citizen children in our country or housing for homeless veterans! Build the wall and we wouldn't have this problem!
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    At least this bill recognizes and addresses the consequences of our Presidents border “crisis” fantasies which has motivated a large immigrant influx before they are walled out physically and also by “merit” based tests that neither Trump nor his family could pass. The asylum seekers are being horribly mistreated and this needs to be fixed. The root cause needs to be fixed as well. The “wall” and border “crisis” concept was created by Roger Stone in the primaries as a way to generate hate and pick a target group to blame- all to provide a rallying campaign theme. There is not and never was a crisis. The detainee issues started with the declaration that there is a crisis. Kind of like the great gasoline shortages in the late 60’s. Declarations of shortages caused everyone to stock up- companies were buying railroad tankers and filling them up. The declaration caused the “crisis”- just as it has here.
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    I think Democrats and Republicans and everybody in between can, and should agree that the conditions at the border are quite disgraceful. I understand that the immigration efforts at the border are stressful and hard to agree on, but these adults and children are not even receiving basic hygiene products, nor a decent place to sleep. I would like you as a representative to seriously consider this idea to help resolve some of the humanitarian issues at our Southern border. Thanks Again.
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    Feeding and housing is one thing but no money for judges and courts means a useless Bill to aid in the immigration process. Political games with peoples lives.
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    You people screaming about a pointless wall while children are being treated worse than prisoners in Iran. If troops were treated the way these kids are it would break the Geneva Convention. Meanwhile the dumbed down Trump supporters scream wall, wasn’t Mexico going to pay for that by the way? All the democrats fault right? Start holding this President accountable for what he says and does.
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    Build the WALL! This is more LIBERAL BS. Stand up with President Trump and get REAL Immigration reform passed
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    No wall funding, then no to this bill!
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    Look at the picture Jim Banks. Look at the picture of the father and his daughter who drowned crossing the Rio Grande. Look at the picture of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, and his nearly 2-year-old daughter, Valeria as his wife watched them drown. Both dead face down in the water with his black shirt wrapped around them and her arm over his shoulder. Look at the picture Jim Banks and tell me why you voted against the bill to fund the humanitarian crisis at the border. Look at the picture Jim Banks. Tell me and the world why you voted no.
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    Bad bill. Does NOT fix the problem.
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    Wild idea here...but take care of the people, treat them with respect...and stop committing war crimes with the cruelty of this detainment. These are concentration camps to be sure, and any politician regardless of their alignment should be disgusted that we even have to consider being human to others.
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    No money for a wall? Do not pass this, typical garbage from Democrats. BUILD THE WALL!
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    NO! Go back and get more funding and include the wall!! May what you have suggested at this point go down in flames.
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    Return migrant children to their families now! While in government care, provide soap, toothbrushes, clean clothes, beds, lights out to sleep at night. Why does this have to be spelled out? It's basic comman sense humanity. Don't allow one dime for border wall construction!
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    The president is a crisis and needs to be removed. Now
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    This is ridiculous!!! There will always be sad stories- why not focus on the American citizens who are struggling? Why not focus on protecting the border and fix the loopholes? You are stealing from Americans to accommodate those who break laws to come here ... support the legal immigrants and Americans... stop this madness!!!
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    They’ve already been taken care of! Ship them home! TRUMP #1
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    We have to do something to help these poor children and adults. Are we a nation of haters? Or helpers!
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    As long as it doesn't give money to president little dick's border monument.
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    Use that money to help build the wall. Hey Democrats, it’s our tax money that you are spending on feeding and housing illegal immigrants. Get homeless veterans and Americans housing and fed first. Then worry about the others. There’s nothing wrong with putting America and Americans first.
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