posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 10:48 PM
originally posted by: bobs_uruncle
a reply to: xuenchen
Let me get this straight, $3,700,000,000 for 91,000 illegal immigrants, is that right? That's a cost of $40,659.34 per illegal immigrant.
Cheers - Dave
Except for the minor matter that it is not being spent "on" illegal immigrants at all.
Where the $3.7bn will go
$1.8bn to provide the appropriate care for unaccompanied children
$1.1bn on detention and removal programmes
$433m on border patrol and security
$300m to Central American countries to repatriate and tackle root causes
$64m on immigration courts, including hiring 40 additional judge teams
Source: White House
- from the BBC
Actual spending ON any illegals seems to be $1.8 bn for care of kids - because the law says they have to give kids a hearing and can't just send them
back over the border.
also note this:
The administration has told Congress it was seeking "additional authority" to allow the Homeland Security secretary to more quickly return the
minors back home.
But immigration advocates fear this means children would lose the automatic right to a hearing before an immigration judge, and instead would have to
go through an initial screening with US Border Patrol.
So the Administration is also looking to process the kids FASTER than it takes at het moment - aren't y'all keen for that to happen??
the rest looks exactly like what the howling masses on here have ben asking for - more for enforcement, more for deportation, more for courts, more
for patrols, and also an attempt to sort out some of the root problems wherever these PEOPLE came from.
Nothing about wildfires in there either