Guest Editorial, Mary Turck - What’ s Wrong With More Money for Border? | WisCommunity

Guest Editorial, Mary Turck - What’ s Wrong With More Money for Border?

June 29, 2019 - 5:25pm
Overcrowding of Adult Females in PDT Holding Cell Observed by OIG on May 8, 2019

“Yesterday the House passed Sen. McConnell’s Republican version of a humanitarian aid bill that did not provide enough legal protections to ensure these children are cared for in a manner that guarantees transparency and accountability. I could not in good conscience vote to provide the Trump administration with additional funding without strict and enforceable conditions to protect the well-being of these vulnerable children. They deserve better, and when this temporary funding runs out in September, we in Congress must do better in securing permanent funding that meets their needs and does not allow the Trump administration to continue its cruelty.”

“His Senate bill is a militarization bill. McConnell killed the House Bill & dropped this one right before recess to force passage,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said on Twitter. “Well, too bad. This is our job. Cancel vacation, fly the Senate in. Pass a clean humanitarian bill & stop trying to squeeze crises for more pain.”…

“The Senate bill includes $2.88 billion for the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which cares for unaccompanied children, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars more for Customs and Border Protection, the Pentagon and other agencies.

“But some House Democrats said it gives the administration too much latitude to spend money in ways they oppose, and does not do enough to ensure protections for migrants in U.S. care.”

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#333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Bitstream Charter', serif; background-color: ;">News Day, written by Mary Turck, analyzes, summarizes, links to, and comments on reports from news media around the world, with particular attention to immigration, education, and journalism. Fragments, also written by Mary Turck, has fiction, poetry and some creative non-fiction. Mary Turck edited TC Daily Planet,, from 2007-2014, and edited the award-winning Connection to the Americas and AMERICAS.ORG, in its pre-2008 version. She is also a recovering attorney and the author of many books for young people (and a few for adults), mostly focusing on historical and social issues.

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