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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Watchdog: Obama Spent $100 Million to Transport Foreign Migrants to Their U.S. Destinations

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.

Twenty-five percent of ICE’s $100 million spending was on hotel rooms for the illegals, and a 58 percent is spent on plane tickets.

The government is burning through taxpayer cash, according to the Washington Times:

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6 comments:

Not Quite Understanding said...

If there are so many "asylum seekers" coming from Central America then why are we renting hotel rooms? Why not just build temporary stay sights that are owned by the US Govt.? They would be cheaper in the long run than hotel stays. Of how about using some of the closed down or less active Army bases for temporary lodging like Ft. McClellan or Ft. Chaffee? Same thing can be done for housing the illegals until they are ready to be sent back to their countries of origin.

Anonymous said...

It's simple - stupid: government never has or never will try to save money. All they know how to do is spend, spend, spend, spend ! It's so sad.

Anonymous said...

Sleep inn housing Haitians and Holloway busses them around da bury,this place has turned into a ghetto thanks to elected officials.

Anonymous said...

Part of the plan to eliminate the white race in America.

Anonymous said...

He should be Impeached and have to pay it all back !!!!!!!!

It should be a CRIME ......why is it Not ???

Anonymous said...

Build an asylum / safe place in Central America and they could not use this excuse. Also why are we sending Foreign aid to Central America. Cut it off ASAP.