Obama diverts gov’t funds to care for undocumented youth

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Aug. 1, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – President Barack Obama is taking control of the border crisis, as the senate failed to approve its $2.7 billion funding bill and with the house still trying to amend its $690 million dollar version of the bill to rally for more support.

As congress stalled on this pressing immigration issue, President Obama had begun redirecting government funds to take care of the tens of thousands of undocumented youth who crossed the border.

So far, about $44 million have already been diverted from health agencies to pay for food, beds, clothing and medical care for these unaccompanied minors. And now, the Obama government is moving another $94 million from other government programs to address the growing costs to take care of these immigrant children.

Government officials are urging lawmakers to act quickly on passing a budget. As it is, the government spends up to $1,000 a day to take care of each young immigrant who cross the border.

Meantime, immigration courts are doing what it takes to speed up the removal proceedings of the tens of thousands of Central American children who are now undocumented. The immigration courts have been criticized for allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in the country for years, while they wait to appear in court.

But now, these courts are making sure that it would only take three weeks for each child to appear in their first hearing. But a spokesperson for the courts have not released information on how many youth hearings had been set under the new strategy.

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  • leyteboy
    1 August 2014 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    Wow! “up to $1000 a day”, that means roughly 30k a month of baloney. These holding cells are huge business much like burning in California. Too bad these kids didn’t have buckets of oil with them when they came… but still ” your journey will pay off”. Up to 1k a day….wanna switch?

  • Mario
    2 August 2014 at 12:48 am - Reply

    Illegal kids is a the new big racket from the Democrats and WH. $44M+$94M to pay for foods,bed clothing,Resorts,$ Hotels are being refurbished to accommodate the illegals, Flat screen TV for every room ,who are the contractors,the catering company. During the Iraq war,$35/meal being charge to the Military for an actual cost $2/meal. Who is awarding the contract inside the WH, Is it 10% grease money for every contract signed and 20% grease money to collect payment.How do we get in,to get the contract. Obama and the Dems will delay the return of this kids because $M are being made to exclusive friends. Therefore the border will never be closed, and there will be a cycle of new arrivals and departures for illegal kids ,to keep the business going.How about the travel company that buys ticket for those kids being deported,and hundreds of lawyers for the kids paid by the government.. THIS IS OUR HARD EARNED TAXPAYERS MONEY BEING GIVEN TO EXCLUSIVE CONTRACTORS.

  • Juan
    2 August 2014 at 1:42 am - Reply

    Masarap pala maging crony para kay Obama, maraming magnanakaw sa loob.Itong illegal kids ay walang katapusan magdeport ka, may bagong dating na illegal kaagad.Dalawang taon pa si Obama, maraming mahahakot pang pera.Gimik lang pala yoon tutulungan mo ang mga illegal marami palang laqay money.

  • Delia
    2 August 2014 at 7:36 am - Reply

    A responsible bill would have two sentences:
    1. Build an impenetrable border fence.
    2. Deport all illegals.

  • Filam
    2 August 2014 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    That money is needed by struggling Americans
    My question why
    Is Balitang America very
    Anti American?

    • Enigma
      5 August 2014 at 9:55 am - Reply

      Good Question , As far as i can see is Balitang America maybe a member of MSM LAP DOG for Obamit.

  • JRB
    2 August 2014 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Look at this people that just come to America when they want too? And we have to feed this stupid people and give them money from our tax money? All of us Americans should get mad at this people? why can’t just shoot them all like animals and everything be all right? Obama stop feeding this Animals from other country that don’t belong here? And feed the homeless kids with they parents that not working, that is real born Americans not this “PIG” that come to our home anytime their want to come to America? The wrong way.

  • kuya
    5 August 2014 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Democrats big money for 2016 election……