No wonder the Obama Administration has been hiding the costs of transporting illegal aliens into the United States. They have spent in excess of $100 million doing so. This was to bring Central American migrants from the Texas border and transport them to their final destinations across the country. Twenty-five percent of ICE’s $100 million spending spree was on hotel rooms for the illegal aliens and a 58 percent was spent on plane tickets.
Figures obtained from the government show them burning through money at an alarming rate over this. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spent an average of $665 per juvenile in 2014, with most of that going 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 — if they’re deported. At that rate, ICE will spend approximately $4.5 million flying children nabbed at the border just in October and more than $100 million since the surge began in 2014. The children are never sent back home… they are just shuffled between federal agencies until they find someone here to take them.
The Immigration Reform Law Institute revealed that a border protection agency has spent more than $100 million in taxpayers’ cash transporting young Central American migrants from the Texas border to their final destinations in the United States.
“We fought for nearly two years to get this data,” said executive director Dale Wilcox. “Now we see why the administration has been less than forthcoming and why they’ve repeatedly tried to blame the costly… surge [of migrants] on Central American crime rather than its own amnesty policies.”
The decision to spend $100 million since 2014 to help the migrants adds “insult to injury,” he said.
Under rules set by President Barack Obama, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency must classify most Central American migrants as asylum seekers, and must then transport them to their destinations in the United States. Obama’s rule means the agency assigns agents to work at temporary holding centers, pays for hotel rooms to house migrants, and escorts them to people in the U.S. interior who claim to be the migrants’ relatives, including resident illegal aliens and the employers of illegal immigrants.
Roughly 255 illegal aliens are delivered every single day to the Office of Refugee Resettlement at the Department of Health and Human Services. Right now, they have 11,200 migrants in their queue. Programs here in the US meant to help those Americans in need are being slashed to fund handling illegal immigrants. Obama cut funds from cancer research and disabilities services to spend at least $167 million on feeding, housing, clothing, transporting and entertaining the migrants.
In the most extreme surge since June 2014, 46,195 illegal aliens have been apprehended trying to cross the border in October alone. Estimates of illegal immigrants coming into the US during Obama’s second term range from the low end of 300,000 to over 2 million. Meanwhile, our veterans are literally dying from lack of care in VA hospitals. Just two in the last month, one in Oklahoma and one in Florida, have died under monstrous conditions and there are millions across the nation now getting substandard care. But Obama spares no expense on the illegal invaders coming across our border… none at all.