LOWEY ON BORDER SECURITY COMPROMISE ‘THIS IS NOT A WALL, THIS IS A BARRIER’

Lowey one of the border security negotiators, said Tuesday morning that she and her fellow conferees have reached a deal that will give…

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Nita Lowey

CNS News: Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), one of the border security negotiators, said Tuesday morning that she and her fellow conferees have reached a deal that will give President Trump far less than the $5.7 billion he has requested for a border wall.

“This is not a wall. This is a barrier, these are fences,” Lowey told CNN’s “New Day” early Tuesday morning. “I think $1.375 (billion) is a good number.”

Details of the deal were supposed to be kept secret, Lowey said, but she did not disagree with reports that the deal gives President Trump $1.375 for 55 miles of a border “barrier.”

Democrats originally pushed to reduce the number of ICE detention beds, but reports say they’ve agreed to keep the number at the current 40,520. And the Department of Homeland Security would get an additional $1.7 billion to upgrade border technology, ports of entry, and other security measures.

“This is a compromise,” Lowey said. “No one got everything they wanted, but it does secure the border, it does represent our values. And I am cautiously optimistic we can get support from Republicans and Democrats, people who really want to keep the government open, want to secure our borders and want to do the right thing for all the parties who are involved in this.” She said the compromise bill is “thick” and contains “a lot of details.”

At his rally in El Paso, Texas Monday night, President Trump said he would never sign a bill that limits ICE detention space, thus forcing the release of criminal aliens into U.S. communities. In Trump’s words: “I will never sign a bill that forces the mass release of violent criminals into our country.”

Although Trump has not yet commented on the compromise border security deal, Lowey said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is okay with it — despite Pelosi’s Jan. 31 declaration that “there’s not going to be any wall money in the legislation.”

“No one wants to shut down the government,” Lowey said. “We all want to protect our borders. We understand how important it is to have Homeland Security working effectively, responsibly, doing the job they’re supposed to be doing.

“So I feel confident we can get together and pass this. And I want to make it clear, this is a bill that the Speaker supports. We have discussed it. There is strong support from all parts of our caucus. And I feel confident we can get this done.”

Already, some conservatives are rejecting the border security compromise. “$1.3 billion?” Sean Hannity asked on Monday night. “That’s not even a wall, a barrier…Any Republican that supports this garbage compromise, you will have to explain.”

And Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) tweeted Monday night: “While the President was giving a great speech in El Paso, Congress was putting together a bad deal on immigration. #DoWhatWeSaid.

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8 Comments on LOWEY ON BORDER SECURITY COMPROMISE ‘THIS IS NOT A WALL, THIS IS A BARRIER’

  1. I have come to the conclusion that all Demrats and many Republicans are brain dead, sick people. Some of the items in the bill are just plain NASTY. I am with you James, I hope the President doesn’t sign it. Maybe we should start looking for a new candidate for 2020. I thought maybe Ted Cruz might be a good one.

  2. So far what we’ve seen about this bill is a “screw you Mr. President” bill. HE SHOULD NOT SIGN IT! Did you hear the blow hard Schumer telling the President he must sign it. Who the hell does he think he is. The Demrats have put a lot of garbage into the bill that gives their items more money than the wall. There are concerns that there is something in the bill that limits the President to the amount that is in the bill, and that he can’t find more money someplace else. He should declare a national emergency and start DEPORTING ALL OF THE ILLEGALS THAT THE DEMRATS ARE COUNTING ON FOR VOTES IN 2020. That means go to all sanctuary cities and collect ANYBODY without papers.

  3. This is BS. Is anybody else sick and tired of NY, NJ, and New England dictating their “this is who we are” faux morality to the rest of us? Just tell me again, why are we in a Union with these people?

  4. Go ahead and take the money. Lace a fence with razor wire like they do in the prisons. It can be a temporary solution until you find the money for the wall. Don’t shut down the govt. again. That will solve nothing. Start not signing bills that the dems want. I saw that they wanted 300 billion for illegals. Deny that.

  5. • Declare the Mexican drug cartels to be international terrorist organizations and invading fourth-generation MILITARY enemies of the United States in the war on terror. The cartels also directly aid the infiltration of the United States by other international terrorist organizations/military enemies such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda. Deploy the full weight of the U.S. military to secure the entire 2,000 mile border with Mexico. Even with a wall, securing the border will take military boots on the ground, using active duty infantry and National Guard to secure the border, just as President Wilson did in 1916, and also calling forth the Militia (we the people) under 10 U.S.C. secs. 252 and 253. WHY: A. President Trump should declare the Mexican drug cartels (and their Columbian cartel allies) to be international terrorist organizations and fourth-generation military enemies of the United States

    • because that is exactly what they are. The current definition of “terrorism” in federal law is the use of force, or the threatened use of force, to change the behavior of a government or a population. That is what the cartels do, every day, both in Mexico (and in Central and South America) and also inside the United States. The cartels are infamous for taking over territory,

    • including local governments and law enforcement, through their use of terror, with the infamous “offer” of “plato o promo” (“silver or lead”), which means local government officials, law enforcement officers, and residents can either take the cartels bribe and do as they command, or they will get a bullet. The cartels use the same methods that the Taliban, Al Qaeda, and ISIS have used to take over territory. By using such terrorism, the cartels are the de-facto rulers of much of Mexico, especially Northern Mexico, and are rapidly becoming the de-facto rulers on American soil, taking over U.S. territory just like they do in Mexico,

    • especially in the border towns and counties. In fact, during the Obama Administration, the U.S. government posted signs on federal land in Southern Arizona warning Americans that it was not safe to venture onto that land because of cartel violence. One sign even advised Americans to instead only set foot on BLM land north of I-8 in Arizona- conceding the reality that the cartels controlled the land south of I-8 and effectively ceding control of that American soil to the cartels. Instead of rooting the cartels out, and securing the border, the Obama Admin simply warned Americans not go onto cartel land on American soil! Further,

    • because the cartels now control land on both sides of the border, the drug cartels now effectively control the border itself between the United States and Mexico, and are making a killing (sometimes literally) by demanding thousands of dollars from each and every illegal alien or “asylum seeking refugee” that wants to cross. Because the border is not secure, and is effectively in cartel hands, they can bring across anyone they want, or anything they want, including other international terrorists or weapons of mass destruction, as well as women and children forced into sex slavery by cartel brutality only rivaled by ISIS. High crimes and misdemeanors Traders Of the United States

    • The charge of high crimes and misdemeanors covers allegations of misconduct peculiar to officials, such as perjury of oath, abuse of authority, bribery, intimidation, misuse of assets, failure to supervise, dereliction of duty, conduct unbecoming, and refusal to obey a lawful order. Thank you for your time and consideration regarding this matter David W Pellham

  6. More funding for Democrat nut wards needed.

  7. I PRAY Trump DOES NOT SIGN THIS, AND WALKS AWAY FROM IT.
    if he DOESN’T? then FORGET 2020.

    • Shirley Manning // February 13, 2019 at 11:28 am // Reply

      If Trump were to sign this James what will you do in 2020? Would you vote for another RINO which is as bad as all the Communist DEMS? I really do not think he will sign it but just curious about what you would do in 2020.

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