Review of the President's Emergency Supplemental Request, Hearing Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, July 10, 2014 [open pdf - 3MB]
This testimony compilation is from the July 10, 2014 hearing on "Review of the President's Emergency Supplemental Request" held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. From the opening statement of Barbara A. Mikulski: "The purpose of today's hearing is to examine the President's emergency request for funding of $3.7 billion to address the crisis of children from Central American crossing our Southwestern border by the thousands. Their situation is extremely dire. The United States has both a security and moral obligation to help resolve this emergency. These children are seeking refuge from organized crime, gangs and human traffickers who are exploiting and profiting from human misery and desperation in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. The President's emergency request totals $3.7 billion for caring for the humanitarian needs of the children, detention and enforcement at the border, identifying their legal status under our rule of law, robust deterrence in children's home countries by breaking down and prosecuting organized crime syndicates of smugglers and traffickers, conducting a massive education campaign warning Central America families about the dangers and false hopes of the journey, and guiding Central American countries' institutions for repatriation and reintegration of deportees." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jeh Johnson, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Thomas A. Shannon, and Juan P. Osuna.
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