Cost of Caring for Illegal Immigrant Child: $86,846.34

While back I posted a piece about the cost associated with the taxpayer caring for illegal immigrant children. Now new dollar amounts have been discovered by Judicial Watch. Sad thing about the bloviating transparency talk from immigrant supporters is this information had to be obtained by an FOIA because the government was unwilling to produce the numbers.

Federal officials paid Baptist Children and Family Services nearly $183 million to help care for 2,400 unaccompanied illegal immigrant children for four months earlier this year at military facilities in Oklahoma and Texas, according to documents made public Wednesday by Judicial Watch.

“The cost to the American taxpayer was $86,846.34 per illegal alien child at Ft. Sill [in Oklahoma], for a total to $104,215,608 for 1,200 UACs from June 12 to October 18,” Judicial Watch said. “The bill also included $2,648,800 in compensation for 30 members of the BCFS ‘Incident Management Team,’ for a total to $88,293 per IMT member for the four-month period.”

The contract was awarded to Baptist Children and Family Services. Here are other items bought by this contract:

“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.”

“Educational items will include … tempera paint, paint markers, paint brushes, easel brushes, art paper … Crayons, multicultural crayons … for $180,000.”

“Laptop Kits … 100 Kits … 5 Laptops per kit – $500 per kit … $200,000.”

°“VOIP Phone Kits … 80 kits … 10 cell phones per kit with International call capabilities and radio … $160,000”

H/T Washington Times

Illegal Immigrant Children: How Many Will End Up Staying In the U.S.?

The border crisis of minors is not a political issue that will soon go away. Many questions remain open ended about the processing of illegal immigrants from other countries that don’t fall under the title “empathy”. One question that is answered but no one in government leadership positions will truthfully state in the media is how long these children from other countries will be staying.

According to Congressional testimony given this week by Tom Homan, the Executive Associate Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations with ICE, 87% of these individuals are still in the U.S. This answer was in response to how many unaccompanied minors who were apprehended illegally entering the U.S. over the past five years are still in the U.S.