Border Patrol Charged Millions for Habitat Damage, Republicans Say Enough 'Extortion'

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    Republican lawmakers are calling on the Interior Department to stop charging what they describe as "extortion" money
    from the Border Patrol -- millions of under-the-radar dollars meant to cover environmental damage stemming from their everyday duties along the U.S.-Mexico border.

    The Department of Homeland Security, which houses the Border Patrol, last year signed a deal with Interior -- the administrator of America's parklands -- to cough up $50 million for environmental "mitigation" needed in the wake of the construction of a border fence. That was after DHS had already spent or committed millions more for expected environmental damage caused by the Border Patrol over the years.

    Though both the departments of Homeland Security and Interior say the money goes toward preserving and restoring sensitive habitats, Republicans say the arrangement doesn't make sense.

    The Border Patrol needs that money to address the weighty task of securing the border, they say, arguing that agents are actually helping conserve the environment by keeping out smugglers and immigration violators who have no regard for America's natural resources.





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    asswipes. pure asswipes anti fungal anti american asswipes.
     
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    Who exactly is anti american?
     
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    This kind of thing is ridiculous. How about if we send a bill to Mexico instead. That would be funny.
     
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    the people suing Arizona ..
     
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    Um okay, but what does that have to do with the OP?
     
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    Hire illegals to guard the border. Hell, no one has a problem hiring them to work for them.
     
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    yet another attempt by the left to end our border at all. They wont be happy until anyone can cross at anytime with out showing any papers at all. This is a simple tactic. Sue the border patrol to add to the cost of patrolling our borders and try and make to expensive.

    These people will not stop until the United States is nothing more than a sinking ship choking on a massive influx of lower income people that it can not support at the same time we are expanding our social programs massively.

    Everyone wants a slice of the American Dream, the only problem is that dream only exists because we don't just let everyone come pouring in who wants to come. Accepting masses of low income poorly educated people into the country may result in them having a better life, and will for sure result in all of us having slightly worse ones. It is simple there is only so much wealth to go around. While socialism can not make everyone equally rich, it excels at making everyone equally poor, and that is where we are heading a light speed with the current leadership we have.
     
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    Let's reclaim those eighty miles then worry about the damage incurred in the process.
     
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    How capitalistic of our government.
    A big self eating watermelon.
     
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    Bill BP, those motherfuckers make enough money anyway, Jesus how much is enough?
     

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