DHS Chief Keven McAleenan said that the diverting of $155 Millon dollars from FEMA to MPP will have no impact on its response to hurricanes.
President Trump’s top official at the Department of Homeland Security defended the administration’s controversial decision to divert millions in disaster relief funds to the southern border for immigration enforcement as his agency prepares to respond to a powerful storm heading for the southeast coast.
In an interview Sunday on “Face the Nation,” Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said that the expected transfer of more than $155 million funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would not negatively affect his department’s response to Hurricane Dorian, a now Category 5 storm that was set to pummel the Bahamas and other islands in the Caribbean on Sunday.
“There will be no impact of the potential reprogramming on our ability to respond to this storm,” McAleenan said, adding that FEMA has about $25 billion at its disposal to respond to major disasters. “We believe we have fully adequate funding. And no money has actually been moved at this point to begin with.”
The administration is slated to use $155 million from FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund to establish facilities along the border for asylum seekers placed in the controversial Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program, known as “Remain in Mexico.”
This pours cold water on the Narrative the left and Mainstream Media are trying to push about this. They want you to believe that Trump doesn’t care about the people affected by the hurricane and only cares about the border.
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