Deep Dive (May 19): Biden Moves $2 Billion Virus Funds to the Southern Border

By Tiffany Meier
Tiffany Meier
Tiffany Meier
Tiffany Meier is a New York-based reporter and host of NTD's "China in Focus" and "Deep Dive."
May 19, 2021 Updated: May 19, 2021

The cost of the southern border is going up. President Joe Biden moved $2 billion in virus funds to deal with the border crisis amid the surge in illegal immigrant crossings, especially in unaccompanied migrant children. Politico reported the funds far exceed the amount usually allocated for the unaccompanied migrant children program.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called the border crisis a “national security crisis” after he was briefed on the suspected terrorists caught at the U.S.–Mexico border last month. McCarthy requested the classified briefing last month after two Yemeni men caught at the border were identified on a terror watch list.

Questions arise about threats from space. The Pentagon is set to release a declassified report on UFOs, or unidentified flying objects, in June. While some scoff at it, others are cautioning that it’s a threat that should be taken seriously. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told CBS News program “60 Minutes” on Sunday, “I don’t think we can allow the stigma to keep us from having an answer to a very fundamental question.” He wants the Pentagon to come up with a process to take UFOs seriously.

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Tiffany Meier is a New York-based reporter and host of NTD's "China in Focus" and "Deep Dive."