A group of newly elected far-left congresswomen want to slash funding to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the primary U.S. agency tasked with border security.
“Cut, do not increase funding” to the DHS, reads a bolded section of a “Dear Colleague” letter that was obtained Thursday by The Daily Beast.
Some news: Got a Dear Colleague letter drafted by @AOC, @AyannaPressley, @RashidaTlaib and @IlhanMN that calls for a cut in DHS funding amidst negotiations. W/@sambrodey https://t.co/kTKEjUtUuD pic.twitter.com/h4GpuTdlbR
— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) January 31, 2019
The four-member letter is signed by socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., anti-Semitic, pro-Islamist Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.
In justifying their proposal, the group claims that “a number of agencies housed at DHS have abused their authority and the fidelity of public resources.”
“Funds are being allocated internally not to make our nation safer, but to build desert camps to inhumanely house infants and to prosecute immigrants who are part of the fabric of our community,” the memo claims.
Nowhere in the letter do the four congressional Democrats address actual border security issues or the illegal migration crisis that is negatively impacting the lives of millions of American citizens.