The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Tonight

Lo48° Decreasing Clouds

Saturday

Hi65° Mostly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo43° Mostly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi65° Mostly Cloudy

Sunday Night

Lo44° Mostly Cloudy

Monday

Hi68° Partly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo45° Slight Chc Showers

Tuesday

Hi60° Slight Chc Showers

Tuesday Night

Lo40° Partly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi58° Slight Chc Showers

Obama official: Immigrant kids draining funds

Send to Kindle
Print This

WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama’s emergency request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of child immigrants crossing the border illegally without their parents, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says.

Additionally, Customs and Border Protection, whose 20,000-plus Border Patrol agents are responsible for arresting illegal border crossers, will be out of money by mid-September at the “current burn rate,” Johnson told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday as he defended the president’s emergency budget request.

View my options or Sign in