Trump moves nearly $10 million from FEMA budget to boost funding for ICE

HayJenn

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#51
So that's why - PR did not distribute the thousands of bottles the water that were provide for the victims?

Interesting.
What part of the tweet I posted that said

since last year, according to @FEMA, which confirmed the news to me,


do you not understand?

Those bottles of water had been sitting there since last fall - FEMA did not pull out of PR until Jan 31st, of this year



And nice dodge on how Houston got far more help than the people in PR did.

 

HayJenn

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#52
Nope, my google is not broken, you brought up the topic.

From your article -

Former FEMA officials say, extra political pressure and impetus can make a difference. Puerto Rico, as a U.S. territory rather than a state, has just a single, nonvoting delegate in Congress, compared with the 36 representatives and two senators from Texas who loudly demanded proper resources for their state. Likewise, victims of Superstorm Sandy had six senators and dozens of U.S. representatives in the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to demand extra disaster relief, including powerful lawmakers like Chuck Schumer, then the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate.

PR is not well represented as we all know and can see from this above, it's unfortunate but it's a fact.

Also many of the surrounding states can help Texas, by sending crews to help. Many people/groups also volunteer to go help in the aftermath because they can actually get there.

That can't be done with PR, an island with no where to stay and was in terrible shape before the storms hit.
LOL - "extra political pressure and impetus can make a difference."

Yeah, maybe because even though PR people are American Citizens - they have brown skin? We have enough money and manpower in this country to ensure all Hurricane victims should be able to get the help they need.

Plenty of volunteers showed up in PR.

This report on FEMA is not good


FEMA Was Sorely Unprepared for Puerto Rico Hurricane, Report Says


And again, back to the actual topic.

Why in the world would this administration take out 10 million dollars of FEMA aid??
 

Nicnam

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#53
What part of the tweet I posted that said

since last year, according to @FEMA, which confirmed the news to me,


do you not understand?

Those bottles of water had been sitting there since last fall - FEMA did not pull out of PR until Jan 31st, of this year



And nice dodge on how Houston got far more help than the people in PR did.
So no one at the airport could see the huge stock pile of water left on the runway in Jan or Feb or March and left it just sit there.

No one landing or taking off in the airplanes had a view of the vast blue stock of water.

It was there and someone I don't care who - should have made an effort to get it to the victims.

AMAZING!!

And for the record, I never said Texas didn't get more then PR.
 

Nicnam

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#54
LOL - "extra political pressure and impetus can make a difference."

Yeah, maybe because even though PR people are American Citizens - they have brown skin? We have enough money and manpower in this country to ensure all Hurricane victims should be able to get the help they need.

Plenty of volunteers showed up in PR.

This report on FEMA is not good


FEMA Was Sorely Unprepared for Puerto Rico Hurricane, Report Says


And again, back to the actual topic.

Why in the world would this administration take out 10 million dollars of FEMA aid??
HayJenn - "they have brown skin?

No need to make racist comments.

HayJenn - Why in the world would this administration take out 10 million dollars of FEMA aid??

This was answered up thread.
 
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HayJenn - "they have brown skin?

No need to make racist comments.

HayJenn - Why in the world would this administration take out 10 million dollars of FEMA aid??

This was answered up thread.
Yeah, they "found" some administrative funds that were going to be lost, and instead of switching it to FEMAS aid account, they gave it to ICE for detainment centers for asylum seekers and ripped away children...good job!
 
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#57
Is your Google broken? Because the numbers are pretty easy to find.


Within six days of Hurricane Harvey, U.S. Northern Command had deployed 73 helicopters over Houston, which are critical for saving victims and delivering emergency supplies. It took at least three weeks after Maria before it had more than 70 helicopters flying above Puerto Rico. Nine days after the respective hurricanes, FEMA had approved $141.8 million in individual assistance to Harvey victims, versus just $6.2 million for Maria victims.

During the first nine days after Harvey, FEMA provided 5.1 million meals, 4.5 million liters of water and over 20,000 tarps to Houston; but in the same period, it delivered just 1.6 million meals, 2.8 million liters of water and roughly 5,000 tarps to Puerto Rico.

Nine days after Harvey, the federal government had 30,000 personnel in the Houston region, compared with 10,000 at the same point after Maria. It took just 10 days for FEMA to approve permanent disaster work for Texas, compared with 43 days for Puerto Rico.

Seventy-eight days after each hurricane, FEMA had approved 39 percent of federal applications for relief from victims of Harvey, versus 28 percent for Maria.


How Trump favored Texas over Puerto Rico
Ms. Hayjenn,

Question, exactly how many air force and army bases are within immediate vicinity of Houston vs. Puerto Rico?

How many highway lead into Houston vs. Puerto Rico?

How many Hurricanes struck prior to Harvey vs. how many struck prior to Maria?

See how silly your argument sounds when you put it in perspective?
 
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Ms. Hayjenn,

Question, exactly how many air force and army bases are within immediate vicinity of Houston vs. Puerto Rico?

How many highway lead into Houston vs. Puerto Rico?

How many Hurricanes struck prior to Harvey vs. how many struck prior to Maria?

See how silly your argument sounds when you put it in perspective?
So you are contending that FEMA put the same amount of effort into aid for both hurricanes, but logistics?