More Money for a Tent City Housing Migrant Children? ‘Over My Dead Body,’ Congresswoman Says

tornillo tent cityThe Trump administration is asking Congress for an additional $190 million to fund a West Texas tent facility and other programs for children who arrive at the border without a parent or guardian, a leading House Democrat said Thursday. “Over my dead body will we provide another nickel for these folks to do what they are doing here,” said Representative Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, the top Democrat on the subcommittee that oversees appropriations for the Department of Health and Human Services, which runs the facility in the small El Paso County town of Tornillo. In a conference call with reporters this week, DeLauro vowed that she and other Democrats “are going to get accountability for the taxpayers’ dollars that are in fact supporting a policy…View Original Post

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