A bill to give $ 4.5 billion for emergency aid to the escalating humanitarian crisis at the border was on the rocks Tuesday when the White House threatened to veto restrictions that would "impede" immigration enforcement – and liberal democrats complained The bill does not go far enough to put into the administration's efforts on that front.
Both the House and the Senate are shrinking to vote for funding ahead of July 4, among reports of poor living conditions in citizens and even deaths in the child immigrants as growing migrant flows are flooded across the border.
More than 144,000 immigrants were hit or arrested at the border in May, many of their unaccompanied minors or family units seriously complicating efforts to hide or uncover them. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says that the money to deal with humanitarian concerns at the border and in detention facilities expires at the end of the month.
WHITE HOUSE THREATENS VETO ON HOUSE BORDER BILL
] The house measure measures 2.9 billion. Dollars for refugee and immigrant assistance and assistance from HHS, another 1
"Having ignored the administration's request for desperate need for funding to resolve the humanitarian crisis at the border for over a month and despite the efforts of the House's minority, the majority of Parliament has tabled a biased bill which sub-finances necessary accounts and seeks to exploit the current crisis by introducing policy provisions that would make our country less secure, "The White House's management and budget said in a statement.
The White House pointed out in particular that both the Senate and House bills were unable to provide support for liberty benches, and that the house bill had not included funds for equipment and the courtroom room to support the migrant protection protocols (MPP) – which return illegally immigrate to Mexico during the procedures. It also mentions a measure that says inhibit HHS's ability to increase its capacity to keep child migrants.
The White House also says that the bill does not provide any funding to the Department of Defense assistance to the DHS border control effort, and blocks the "Administration's current foreign aid policy to the northern triangle countries".
"Because this bill does not provide sufficient funding to counter the current crisis, and because it contains partisan provisions designed to impede the administration's border enforcement efforts, the administration opposes its passage," the statement said.
SENATE COMMITTEE OKS $ 4.6 Million Humanitarian Aid Bill for MIGRANT CRISIS
The Senate bill has some dual support. While it contains some limitations on funding used for the border wall, it includes funding for DOD assistance, and the Republicans in the body have supported it. But the house bill seems unlikely to pick up much, if any, GOP support.
House President Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Also faced a rebellion in his own ranks from left-wing associations as opposed to what they see as some support for the Trump administration's immigration agenda.
Asked before the meeting about concerns that the democrats' impulse to perfection could result in lack of action at the border, called rope. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., the "a delicate situation." Then she seemed to leave the door open and said, "My main goal is to keep the children from dying" before calling the humanitarian bill a "short-term" measure. "
But others were not swayed. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Said after the meeting:" We cannot continue to throw money on a dysfunctional system. We do not just ask for simple changes to this bill, but to go back to the drawing board and really correct this from a humanitarian issue. "
Changes were still made to the legislation from Tuesday morning with It is possible that the House Rules Committee could meet when trying to solve the problems. A senior house source told Fox News early on Tuesday that there would probably be changes to the bill, and The measure could come up later in the day for a debate and vote.
CLICK HERE to get FOX NEWS APP
But although both Parliament and Senate adopted their respective actions, it is not clear that Legislators will be able to mix the various bills into a single measure and approve it within a few days.
The battle over the bill comes in between a broader negotiation between the two parties on illegal immigrants and asylum seekers. planned mass survey of illegal immigrants of ICE, so that a solution to the border crisis could be negotiated in the congress.
Fox News & # 39; Chad Pergram and Associated Press contributed to this report.