Obama wants Congress to allocate another $1.4 BILLION for the kids!
We have been writing about the unaccompanied minors (mostly teens) for years, but the situation is now getting out of control as the kids head here during the remaining years of the Obama Open Borders Administration.
Officially the Office of Refugee Resettlement is in charge of the problem, but now FEMA and the military will get involved in the babysitting as well.
And, you can bet with potentially new taxpayer money flowing, as one of my readers said just yesterday, the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service must be “salivating” as the “refugee” numbers are doubling overnight. (The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has contracts to take care of the kids too, and I wouldn’t be surprised to find others of the major resettlement contractors scrambling for their piece of the pie as well!).
President Barack Obama on Monday described a surge in unaccompanied immigrant children caught trying to cross the Mexican border as an “urgent humanitarian situation,” as the White House asked Congress for an extra $1.4 billion in federal money to cope. Obama said the U.S. will temporarily house the children at two military bases.
Obama appointed the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Craig Fugate, to be in charge of the situation.
In its new estimates, the government said as many as 60,000 children, mostly from Central America, could be caught this year trying to cross the Mexican border illegally, costing the U.S. more than $2.28 billion to house, feed and transport the children to shelters or reunite them with relatives already living in the United States. The new estimate is about $1.4 billion more than the government asked for in Obama’s budget request sent to Congress earlier this year.
In the last eight months alone, 47,000 children have been apprehended at the Southwest Border.
Obama described the growing humanitarian issue at the border in a presidential memorandum Monday that outlined a government-wide response led by Fugate.
Kids to be housed at military bases (now that the war on terror is over, guess the military has nothing better to do!):
The growth has surpassed the system’s capacity to process and house the children. Last month, the federal government opened an emergency operations center at a border headquarters in South Texas to help coordinate the efforts and the Office of Refugee Resettlement, a division of the Health and Human Services Department, turned to the Defense Department for the second time since 2012 to help house children in barracks at Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio.
More than 90 percent of those sheltered by the government are from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. [Did I miss a war going on in Central America? Or, are these just economic migrants looking for jobs, low-cost college degrees at Americans’ expense, and amnesty on the horizon?—ed]
And, then we get our daily laugh out of the Obama Administration, this time from the director of domestic policy, Cecilia Munoz, as she gives us the White House talking points. What is it with these supposedly smart women (Susan Rice too!)?
Munoz says its a “false rumor” that Obama immigration policies are drawing them here now and that they will all be staying! And, we are expected to believe that!
Munoz said Monday the administration is aware of false rumors that have circulated that migrant children who get to this country would be automatically allowed to stay here or benefit from some future immigration reform legislation.
Mark my words, not one will be sent back to Central America.
I suppose we should have long ago created an ‘invasion of America’ series, just as did our ‘invasion of Europe’ archive.