Fox News’ Sean Hannity talked during his Monday evening show about the “life and death” issue of border security as he waited for President Donald Trump to speak to a packed out crowd in the border town of El Paso, Texas.
According to Hannity, the lawmakers assigned to come up with a reasonable border security package before the government is forced to shut down again on Friday have come up with a “garbage compromise.”
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Negotiators said they had reached an “agreement in principle” on border security funding, but it only includes just over $1.3 billion for a physical barrier along the United States-Mexico border.
Along with the funding which is less than one quarter what the president requested, Democrats have a plan to cartel the effectiveness of Immigration and Customs enforcement in such a way that would be devastating to their current job description.
Over the weekend we learned Democratic negators… they were pushing for an arbitrary cap on the number of illegal immigrants that ICE would be able to detain at one time. …They want to set the cap at only 16,500 individuals,” Hannity stated.
“In other words, if capacity exceeds that number or any reason, unvetted, unverified, undocumented illegal immigrants would essentially pour free into the United States and border enforcement would be powerless to stop them. Even criminals … would all be free to enter the country illegally, and not face any kind of immigrant detention.
Hannity went on to say that in just the last two years there have been 266,000 arrests of criminal aliens here in the United States.
Later, Hannity went on to address the dollar amount that Democrats have put on the border wall:
“By the way, on this new so-called compromise,” Hannity said. “I’m getting details. $1.3 billion? That’s not even a wall, a barrier… We will get back into this tomorrow. Any Republican that supports this garbage compromise, you will have to explain—look at this crowd, look at the country.”