A US government agency spends millions of taxpayer dollars to help illegal immigrant children through a program that encourages more illegals to rush across the border.
Instead of sending all the illegal aliens back to their home country, the agency is shuffling them about the country until they get lost in the “shadows.”
It’s a plan of immigration deception the president has been forcing on the American people for years.
The federal agency handling deportations spent more than $100 million over the last few years to ferry illegal immigrant children around the US, according to calculations by a watchdog group.
As reported by The Washington Times, government figures obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute through an open records request show Immigration and Customs Enforcement spent an average of $665 per juvenile in 2014. Most of that goes to the cost of airplane flights to shuttle the children among government agencies, to relatives here in the US or back to their home countries.
At that rate, ICE will spend about $4.5 million flying just the children nabbed at the border in October, and somewhere north of $100 million since the surge began in earnest in 2014.
It’s an unbelievable disservice to taxpayers, according to Dale Wilcox, executive director of IRLI.
It’s insult to injury on a massive scale.
Wilcox blamed President Barack Obama’s 2012 deportation amnesty for young adult illegal immigrants, the so-called Dreamers, for the surge. He said it enticed tens of thousands of new migrants, particularly juveniles, to take a risk on making the trip.
Most of these young adults are shuttled among various federal agencies until they are eventually delivered to their parents, other relatives or sponsor families – where they often disappear into the shadows.
According to statistics from the Senate Homeland Security Committee, only 3 percent of the more than 120,000 caught over the last few years have been sent home as of June.
That, according to the new Border Patrol chief, serves as an incentive for more to make the journey.
ICE said the overall cost to deport any illegal immigrant in 2015 averaged $12,213. That includes identifying, catching, holding, processing through the courts and then shipping the person back home.
The removal part alone averaged $1,962, ICE said.
ICE is just one part of the US response to the new surge.
Customs and Border Protection, which handles both the official ports of entry and the nearly 2,000 miles of southern border in between them, has had to open several new facilities. This is needed to process the large numbers that are showing up in Texas, including a new facility unveiled last week near Donna. It can hold up to 500 people.
October was already one of the worst months on record. Some 6,754 children traveling unaccompanied by adults, and another 13,123 parents and children traveling together as families, were apprehended.
The illegal immigration insult to the US is causing a massive financial injury to US taxpayers.
What would happen if the money spent on illegal immigrants was spent on US children in need?
It would be an incredibly positive change if US officials actually started helping the nation heal by supporting the citizenry instead of handing out freebies to foreigners.
h/t: The Washington Times