From Judicial Watch:
Despite all the budgetary pressure impacting vital programs of importance to the American people, the Obama administration apparently feels there’s still plenty of money to go around for illegal aliens. That’s what we learned back on September 9, 2014 when we obtained documents from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that showed the Obama Administration paid Baptist Children and Family Services (BCFS) $182,129,786 to provide “basic shelter care” to 2,400 “unaccompanied alien children” (UAC) for four months in 2014. The BCFS budget included charges for $104,215,608 for UACs at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and an additional $77,914,178 for UACs at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
As we have previously reported, there has long been ample evidence the Obama Administration was operating in anticipation of a surge in illegal aliens that it, in fact, clearly instigated. As Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has said, “The rising crisis at the border is the direct and predictable result of actions taken by President Obama. He and his Administration have announced to the world that they will not enforce America’s immigration laws, and have emphasized in particular that foreign youth will be exempted from these laws. The world has heard the President’s call, and illegal immigrants are pouring across the border in pursuit of his promised amnesty. President Obama is responsible for this calamity ….”
And now, thanks to Judicial Watch’s HHS-BCFS FOIA lawsuit, we have further evidence that this is the case. The start date of BCFS’s contract was October 1, 2013 – a full eight months before the deluge of illegal alien children the US suffered in mid-summer 2014. The project’s end date of September 30, 2016, suggests that the Obama administration anticipates that the deluge will continue until near the end of his presidency.
After analyzing the documents, we also found that the HHS contract with the BCFS stuck the American taxpayer with a stunning tab. You should expect to pay $86,846.34 per illegal alien child at Ft. Sill, for a total to $104,215,608 for 1,200 UACs from June 12 to October 18. Let me ask you: Did you have that kind of money to spend on your children last summer? And yet, there’s more. The bill also included $2,648,800 in compensation for 30 members of the BCFS “Incident Management Team” (IMT), for a total to $88,293 per IMT member for the four-month period.
The $77,914,178 to care for 1,200 children at Lackland AFB amounted to a cost to the taxpayer of $64,928 per illegal alien child from May 18 to September 18. The Lackland bill included $20,000 for a “cable television screen/projector set up” and 20 shower stalls at $1,000 each.
The BCFS application for the Ft. Sill facility also includes the following expenses:
The BCFS application for the Lackland AFB facility includes the following, in addition to many of the above:
We have itemized all these expenses here for you to review because it shows the Obama administration spent nearly $200 million of taxpayer funds to provide illegal alien children with the type of extravagant high-tech equipment and lavish benefits many American families cannot afford for their own children. It was the Obama administration’s lawlessness that resulted in an illegal alien surge in the first place that has cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in 2014. In response to his new amnesty plan, we can expect tens of billions of dollars more in taxpayer costs for the resulting wave of illegal aliens trying to take advantage of Obama’s unilateral, illegal nullification of our nation’s immigration laws.
And you can be assured that your JW intends to expose and fight this threat to our nation and its taxpayers every step of the way.
By the way, as Judicial Watch considers its legal options against Obama’s lawless amnesty, which is already here, Congress is prepared to capitulate and fund the lawlessness. Senator Sessions discovered that the Obama gang is going to hire at least 1,000 new staff to implement his lawless amnesty. Senator Sessions reported:
The Obama Administration is now opening a new USCIS facility in Crystal City, Virginia, for the purpose of immediately implementing the President’s imperial immigration decree. They are in the process of hiring 1,000 full-time staff to quickly approve applications for the President’s illegal amnesty, which will provide work permits, photo IDs, Social Security, and Medicare to illegal immigrants-all benefits rejected by Congress. This action will mean that American workers, their sons, their daughters, their parents, will now have to compete directly for jobs, wages, and benefits with millions of illegal immigrants.
This facility is a clear symbol of the President’s defiance of the American people, their laws, and their Constitution. He is hiring federal employees to carry out a directive that violates the laws Congress has passed in order to foist on the nation laws Congress has repeatedly refused to pass.
I have little doubt that many Republicans are happy with Obama’s unilateral amnesty and are unwilling to take tough steps to defund his amnesty which, to be clear, changes the law in a tyrannical way and prevent the deportation of virtually every illegal alien. I encourage you to call your members of Congress as often as it takes to convey your thoughts on this issue. The number is 202-224-3121. Congress is happy to be complicit in this lawlessness if they think voters aren’t concerned. As I told Brietbart.com:
Any member of Congress who funds Obama’s lawlessness is complicit in it. Congress has a positive moral obligation to cut off funds for the president’s outlaw immigration policies. Anything short of a funding cut-off may make the Washington establishment happy but is an affront to voters who know better. Approving tax money for illegal amnesty and Obama’s abuse of power while saying you’re against it sounds like a Gruber talking point. That the idea of funding Obama’s amnesty is even being broached makes Republican fulminations against Obama’s unconstitutional actions seem like a joke. But voters won’t be amused.
We are continuing investigations and considering legal challenges no matter what Congress does.
As part of our educational efforts about the rule of law and immigration, you’ll be pleased to know that Senator Sessions will be making a special presentation at our headquarters here in DC on Monday, December 8 at 2:00 pm (ET). If you are in the area, please feel free to attend (but call ahead because we expect a full house). You can view the presentation live on the Internet atwww.judicialwatch.org/live.