Sooner or later, the bill comes due. President Obama’s executive immigration action makes this summer’s outrage over the unlawful Central American influx seem a distant, bad memory. But the invoice which just surfaced for services rendered to the aliens should reignite citizens’ justifiable ire.
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After filing a Freedom of Information request, Judicial Watch, a nonprofit that promotes government integrity, accountability and transparency, received a detailed account from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) about the costs related to housing the aliens.
After analyzing the HHS documents, Judicial Watch found that the federal government paid $128 million to Baptist Children and Family Service (BCFS) to reimburse expenses incurred during a four-month period this summer. The total includes more than $2.6 million in salaries for 30 BCFS board members, nice work when you can get it.
BCFS housed unaccompanied minor children at Ft. Sill, Okla., and Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. With its grant, BCFS provided free laptops, large screen television sets, pregnancy tests and multicultural crayons. Read the complete list of BCFS benefits here.
Judicial Watch broke out the costs to each taxpayer to lavishly provide for the aliens. For the four months at Ft. Sill, taxpayers were soaked $86,846 each; at Lackland, $64,900.
If Congress implements Obama’s executive order, $128 million will look like pocket money. Estimates put the cost of the Obama amnesty at $2 trillion over the next 50 years.
Please go to the CAPS Action Alert page here to tell Congress not to fund Obama’s executive amnesty which would grant work permission to 5 million unlawful immigrants. Insist that Congress defends American workers.