Stonewalled Feds Hide Fiscal Details about Vast Operation to Resettle Illegal Alien Minors

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by JULIA HAHN
20 Aug 2015Washington D.C.

Illegal aliens who show up at the border have been resettled all across United States of America instead of being detained and deported, as Donald Trump recently called for in his new immigration plan.

According to data from the Justice Department obtained by Breitbart News, 96 percent of Central Americans caught illegally crossing into the country last summer are still in the United States. Now Breitbart News has learned exclusively that a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from a pro-security group about the cost of this operation is being stonewalled.

In January of 2015, the Immigration Reform Law Institute, on behalf of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), filed a FOIA request to discover the cost of accommodating the tens of thousands of illegal unaccompanied minors who came across the border encouraged by President Obama’s 2012 executive amnesty for illegal youths.

The FOIA letter made five requests of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency: that the federal agency detail (1) the costs of building of family detention centers; (2) the costs of apprehending, processing and detaining unaccompanied minors; (3) the costs transporting, transferring, removing and repatriating unaccompanied minors; (4) the costs related to ICE’s representation of government in removal procedures involving unaccompanied minors; and (5) the number of instances where objections to the return of unaccompanied minors were raised by the governments of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

The federal agency, however, refused to answer many of these questions– instead only partially answering two of the five requests. The agency provided only the costs of transporting, transferring and removing illegal minors, as well as the costs of the man-hours such tasks required. Those costs totaled $58.2 million—quadrupling ICE’s costs of $15.6 million in the year previous.

FAIR told Breitbart News that the agency did not provide clear documentation nor explanation as to how it arrived at this estimation.

FAIR asserts that, “The failure to provide most of the cost information related to the surge of [unaccompanied minors] indicates that the government has either failed to properly document those costs, or is refusing to reveal them.”
Because this FOIA request only inquired into the fiscal impact on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency– it does not at all take into account the cost incurred by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) nor the public education system. Because most of the unaccompanied minors were turned over to HHS following their apprehension, FAIR notes that HHS’ costs “for providing shelter, food, education, health care and other services, likely vastly exceed additional costs incurred by ICE.”

The flood of minors has also placed fiscal strains on our public education system. FAIR notes that, “68,541 [unaccompanied minors] were apprehended entering the U.S. Virtually all of them have been allowed to remain in the U.S., at least temporarily.”

Because federal law dictates that all children are entitled to an education regardless of their immigration status, the fiscal burden of educating these students has fallen onto our public education system.

As FAIR notes, educating 68,541 illegal immigrant children at “an average annual cost of $12,401 per child enrolled in K-12 education, the annual cost to local schools is at least $850 million. However, since virtually all of the [unaccompanied minors] are non-English proficient, the actual costs are likely substantially greater.”

The increased costs and difficulties associated with educating illegal minors from poor and developing countries has been well-documented. As Fox News Latino reported in June of this year, the border surge has left many “schools struggling with influx of unaccompanied minors.” While the federal government’s policy of releasing illegal minors into American communities imposes burdens all across our nation’s education system, it will perhaps hurt minority American students most profoundly, by straining the educational resources needed in their communities.

For instance, New York’s Hempstead School District, which is a 96 percent black and Hispanic district, had about 6,700 students dispersed amongst its 10 schools and usually receives an average of a couple hundred new students every year. “However, last summer’s enrollment skyrocketed to about 1,500 new kids – most of them undocumented immigrants.” Fox News Latino writes, “The crush of new enrollees left the district scrambling, forcing it to dip into its emergency reserves to shell out more than $6 million to hire more English as a Second Language teachers and additional staff to alleviate overcrowded classrooms. Still, it has not been enough. The average classroom in the district now has about 40 to 50 children and [as one teacher explained is] posing a safety issue… ‘You have to understand,’ [one teacher said], ‘many of the children are not even proficient in their native language, Spanish, and now we have to teach them how to speak English. That can be very difficult.’”

Deporting instead of resettling illegal immigrants would save taxpayer dollars in two ways.

First, by deterring future border crossings, it would reduce the amount of illegal immigration in the future. As FAIR explains, refusing to implement immigration law has only encouraged more illegal immigrants to unlawfully enter the United States: “In July 2015, the Government Accountability Office confirmed that President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA] program played a substantial role in triggering the surge of [unaccompanied minors] in 2014.”
Second, deporting rather than resettling illegal immigrants would save the costs of feeding, clothing, housing, educating, hospitalizing, and caring for illegal immigrants and their relatives. A previous study conducted by FAIR documented that illegal immigrants cost U.S. taxpayers about $113 billion every year. After FAIR explains that by comparison, “The estimated cost of deporting an illegal alien is $8,318. Using just the partial enumerated $58.2 million costs to ICE and the conservative $850 million estimate for education of [unaccompanied minors] resettled in the U.S., the amount of taxpayer money spent on dealing with unaccompanied minors would have paid for the removal of an additional 109,000 illegal aliens.”

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I heard some time ago that a lot of those illegal kids were taken in by bleeding heart church groups. I always knew about religious charity organizations but these people seem to think it's equal to doing missionary work. It's not the same. They are just aiding and abetting the bleeding out of the taxpayers. What happened to the rule of the Constitution that says we aren't suppose to provide housing or work for these people? They are ignoring the Constitution so much already, and at the same time when they hear about Trump wanting to deport them all they scream unconstitutional. That is hypocracy 

TRANSPORTING ILLEGAL ALIENS IS A FEDERAL OFFENSE.  FELONY!  AIDING AND ABETTING ILLEGAL ALIENS IS A FEDERAL OFFENSE!    Do we have your attention now?  We know what you are doing is illegal.

Our GOVERNMENT has lost its course with AMERICAN values...time for an uprising!

Well, every country has done it in the past, why not us?

Exactly where is the Obumo ADM stealing these funds from.    TO put thru OBUMOCARE  ,.. billions $$$$ transferred out of Medicare/SS.    This country welcomes LEGAL IMMIGRANTS....  but kick out these people.   Geo Soros has funded all these disasters.   Immigration,  Green movement, protests, political campaigns for those whose whole goal is destroy this country.   Evidently Obumo ADM   had no desire to talk to  Iraq about keeping 10-15000 troops there .  Instead from early 2008-9 was sending people to Iran.   We have a terrorist President.   Who is pulling for the Muslim Brotherhood.  Many in his ADM have ties with this terrorist group.   Start with Valerie Jarrett and all her relatives in Iran.

Does America want to Stop Illegals coming here?STOP ALL BENEFITS!!

Illegals- is our govt. sex and slave trafficking??http://youtu.be/nVLxtI2Gw84

Illegals being helped into the US and being moved. Disturbing Video- Illegal Alien Children Being Flown Into Baltimore’s BWI Airport.

Friday Doc Dump: Bigger Spike In Illegal Alien Influx Is Adults And Families, NOT UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN.
After weeks of controversy over illegal immigrant children possibly coming to Maryland, there is now video evidence showing eleven boys without any luggage arriving at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport after midnight Friday. The video shows the boys, who appear to be between the ages of 12 and 15 years old, walking single-file out of the Southwest Airlines terminal. They were escorted by four adults who did not answer any questions. Once outside, the boys were guided to a white passenger van and driven away.

Questions=
Who is paying for this?
Who is in charge?
Is this sex trafficking?
I cannot fly without ID?
What country do we live in?
Etc.?

I think a Sheriff should have detained this group.
More questions=
By whose authority are the TSA directed to not do their job?
When are many levels of the TSA and Homeland Security going to be questioned by congress?




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the real question here is how can we have a administration that operates in total secrecy and answers to no one! Stone walls congress and border agencies and gets away with it. Like Obama's pass , which has been locked up, there are a million questions left unanswered as to who this person is in our White House.

The more I read these stories, the more I agree with Trump.  Hire laarge busses or box cars and ship evey last one of them back.

We can't send them back...

In 2008 Congress passed the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) which the Senate passed by unanimous consent, and was signed by President George W. Bush. Though the law’s main intent deals with human trafficking, it does contain a section that deals with children arriving in the U.S. illegally unaccompanied by an adult.

Children from Mexico are returned immediately, as they would be if they were an adult apprehended illegally entering the U.S. However, children from a non-contiguous nation, such as those in Central America, have a different process.

The children must be turned over to the Department of Health and Human Services which is in charge of their care, finds them safe housing, and apprises them of their legal rights as their immigration cases are decided. Deportation proceedings can take time as immigration courts are generally backed up.

http://www.state.gov/j/tip/laws/113178.htm

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/02/immigration-ob...

But they are used by sick perverts in the government.

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