Donalds Questions Importance of DHS Funding Amidst Border Crisis

Donalds Questions Importance of DHS Funding Amidst Border Crisis

Grayson Bakich
Grayson Bakich
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November 29, 2023

As both borders of the United States continue to deal with an influx of illegal immigration, Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL) called the ongoing crisis "absolutely outrageous," questioning why the Department of Homeland Security continues to receive funding as it does nothing in the face of it in a recent appearance on Fox and Friends.

Host Steve Doocy pointed out an opinion piece from the Washington Post that said the Biden Administration was throwing grants of asylum around like confetti and needed to change.

"Shout out to the Washington Post for getting something correct for once," Donalds cracked before reminding viewers that protecting the border and, by extension, the country is precisely what the government is supposed to do in the first place.

"And if the federal government cannot do that because you have radicals in the White House and in the United States Senate, then there is going to be serious consequences from the House of Representatives," Donalds warned. He added that while it is vital to fund the Department of Homeland Security, "why would we give an agency money that does not do its job and secure the southern border?"

More to the point, he demanded the Biden Administration secure the border before it could talk about funding Ukraine or other issues, similar to Representative Cory Mills (R-FL). Other Florida Republicans, including those at the state level, have expressed heavy criticism of the Administration's handling of the border.

Additionally, Doocy cited a recent article by the Daily Caller, which obtained a leaked memo asking Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents from the northern border to help process migrants coming in through the south.

Rep. Donalds called this "absolutely outrageous" and said it demonstrated precisely why House Republicans have sought to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

"But we have a significantly bigger problem. And that problem is Joe Biden. Let us be very clear: Joe Biden, on day one, made border policy the way it is. It is destructive of the country. It is destructive to every city. Whether you are a blue city or a red city, it does not matter. It is indiscriminate," Rep. Donalds blasted.

According to reports by Fox News, the Border Patrol in Texas has arrested 21 sex offenders in less than two months.

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Grayson Bakich

Grayson Bakich

Florida born and raised, Grayson Bakich is a recent recipient of a Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Central Florida. His thesis examined recent trends in political polarization and how this leads into justification of violence.

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