Taxpayers, hold on tight to your wallets.
President Barack Obama has a few months left in office, and he’s determined, it seems, to spend as much of Americans’ hard-earned money on providing for illegal immigrants as he can before he exits the White House, the blog Proud Conservative reported.
It is appalling at a time when more Americans are struggling, due in large part to Obama’s economic policies, and our vets are getting squeezed, that this is how he thinks we should spend our money!
As the Washington Examiner reports…
President Obama has budgeted $17,513 for each of the estimated 75,000 Central American teens expected to illegally cross into the United States this year, $2,841 more than the average annual Social Security retirement benefit, according to a new report.
So what can taxpayers expect to shell out for Obama’s wish-list for illegals?
A whopping $1.3 billion – and that’s solely for “unaccompanied children,” the Center for Immigration Studies reported.
“[That’s] more than double what the federal government spent in 2010,” the Washington Examiner went on. “The average Social Security retirement benefit is $14,772.”
As CIS wondered in the summary section of its report: Why is America shouldering such burden for these unaccompanied children who aren’t citizens of the United States?
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is the global body that’s assumed the mission of processing these children through Central American and flying them into the United States.
“The question remains,” CIS wrote in its summary, “why bring these ‘child refugees’ here since UNHCR … stresses family reunion or placement in a family from the child’s own culture? Unless, of course, family members are already in the United States and this entire process is nothing but a disguised vehicle to family reunification.”