Inside Kushner’s Budget Bill, Part 2: Twice as Much Money for ‘Refugee Assistance’ Than Border Wall

View of the metal fence along the border in Sonoyta, Sonora state, northern Mexico, between the Altar desert in Mexico and the Arizona desert in the United States, on March 27, 2017. Threatened species like the Sonoran pronghorn or desert bighorn sheep freely cross the border between Mexico and the United States in protected biospheres, but the construction of US President Donald Trump’s wall will block their movement in these desert valleys and could drive them to extinction. / AFP PHOTO / PEDRO PARDO (Photo credit should read PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)

In the wee hours of Thursday morning, a budget bill so awful that it has the likes of #NeverTrump loser Rick Wilson claiming vindication, was introduced to Congress. Fortunately, Wilson is wrong about everything, otherwise this reporter would be a tad miffed.

Regardless, the bill, so bad that only the completely out-of-touch pencil pushers in Congress could have comprised it, is not ideal. That is not an opinion. It is an objective fact for those of us in the America First camp.

The second of the bill’s lowlights, after amnesty for those claiming a relationship with unaccompanied minors, is the fact that the bill provides nearly twice as much funding for “refugee assistance” as it does for building the wall, as noted by several conservative pundits.

“The bill provides $3.4 billion in refugee assistance, which is $74 million more than last year. Remember, a lot of that is not just bringing in refugees but resettling the Central American MS-13 ‘youth’ as refugees,” said Daniel Horowitz, founder of Conservative Review. 

In contrast, the bill will provide only $1.3 billion for a border wall, a decrease from the first-demanded $25 billion, and most-recently demanded $5 billion.

As an added bonus, the foreign countries of Israel, Jordan, and Ukraine will receive, in total, about $5.2 billion in foreign aid.

How’s that for America first?


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