Judicial Watch, a government watchdog that’s a real bulldog, just revealed that the Obama administration spent $182,129,786 to care for illegal alien children for four months. And if that fact doesn’t anger you, how about this: The Mexican and Central American illegal kids got cell phones plus laptop computers plus educational equipment plus recreation equipment plus three square meals a day plus snacks plus cable TV plus … plus … plus.
That works out to $86,846.34 for each illegal alien child in just four months. That’s equal to an annual expenditure of $260,539 per child. Insane, isn’t it?
Meanwhile, taxes financially-stressed American citizens pay for all of this while they struggle to feed and clothe and house their kids and certainly can’t afford to give them any of these luxuries.
All this money was spent at just two facilities — Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas — to support just 2400 “unaccompanied alien children, so we can only imagine how much more was spent at other facilities around the nation.
Read on, but be prepared to get pissed off when you see what the Obama administration is doing to illegal alien children, but won’t do for your children.
Judicial Watch found the following budget items and associated costs for the Fort Sill facility only. It is reasonable to assume that similar amounts were spent at Lackland, too.
Judicial Watch reports:
The BCFS (Baptist Children and Family Services) application for the Ft. Sill facility includes the following expenses:
“Summary Budget by Objective Class … 1200 Emergency Surge Beds, June 12, 2014 – October 18, 2014” – $104,215,608
“Food will be provided by a local catering service at $75 per day for 3 meals and 2 snacks. The meal plan is estimated to provide 1200 UACs and 822 staff at a minimum: $75 x 2022 individuals (staff + youth) x 120 days – $18,198,000” (Editor’s note: Do you spend $75 per day on your kids’ food? Do your kids get three square meals and two snacks per day?)
“Medical supply expenses include the cost of first aid kits, latex gloves, lice shampoo, pregnancy and urine tests … Total medical service and supply reimbursement is requested in the amount of $1,120,400.” (Editor’s note: Are you able to buy these medical luxuries for your kids?)
“Recreational items will include board games, soccer balls, basket balls, jump ropes, bracelet making kits, yarn, puzzles, arts and crafts, decks of cards, and eye-hand coordination game sets. Reimbursement is requested for $180,000.” (Editor’s note: Can you afford to buy these recreational luxuries for your kids?)
“Educational items will include … tempera paint, paint markers, paint brushes, easel brushes, art paper … Crayons, multicultural crayons … for $180,000.” (Editor’s note: How many of these “educational items” can you afford to buy for your kids?)
“Laptop Kits … 100 Kits … 5 Laptops per kit – $500 per kit … $200,000” (Editor’s note: Don’t you wish you could buy your kids a few of these laptop kits?)
“VOIP Phone Kits … 80 kits … 10 cell phones per kit with International call capabilities and radio … $160,000” (Editor’s note: Can you afford to buy cell phones for your kids?)
The Lackland bill included another luxury that most American families can’t afford — $20,000 for a “cable television screen/projector set up”. (Editor’s note: Can you afford to buy your kids a $20,000 cable system?)
Feel free to consider this outrageous. We do.
At a time when American families can’t afford basic internet service, when their kids are getting most of their daily nutrition from school lunches, when the Digital Divide between America’s rich and America’s poor is growing wider every day, when every American child desperately needs a computer, it angers us (and you, too, we would imagine) to read that illegal alien children are being handed “luxuries” that American families can’t afford.
If you want to rectify this situation, it’s up to you to speak up.
You MUST contact your local, state and federal representatives to express yourself. Tell them how unfair it is that they should give so much to these “unaccompanied alien children” when they give so little to needy American children. Demand that they change their priorities and address the battles you fight every day.
Vote. Vote for representatives who put your family first instead of those who put non-citizens first.