Migrant Children Enjoy Higher Standard Of Living Than Most American Kids
In a stunning new government report conducted in the 2017 Fiscal Year, migrant children crossing illegally into the United States, either alone or accompanied by an adult enjoy a higher standard of living than the average middle-class American child.
However here’s where it becomes even more astonishing, their standard of living is nearly three times greater than their native-born American counterparts.
In 2017 nearly 41,000 immigrant children crossing into the United States were referred by the federal government into a government-sponsored program called the “Unaccompanied Alien Children Program.”
This program is designed to rapidly coordinate with the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Moreover, according to just-released government data reported by Breitbart News, the migrant child entering illegally costs the American taxpayer roughly $35.000 annually, almost three times greater than the average standard of living for an American middle-class child.
That astounding report is supported when referenced against additional data from the Consumer Expenditures Survey conducted in 2015, which found that a typical American middle-class family of four will spend about $13,000 annually on a child, with a family income between 59,200 to 107,400 dollars.
The study commissioned by USDA is also known in years past as “The Cost of Raising a Child” survey, which has been tracking the annual cost of raising a child since 1960, examining annual expenses within a changing economy from household income, budgetary component, and region of the country.
However even more astounding is the number of AMERICAN CHILDREN under 18 living in abject poverty, roughly 13.2 million that the “bleeding-heart” politicians seem to have ignored in favor of refugee children crossing into America illegally.
The government considers a household of 4-individuals with a combined annual income of less the $24,000, to be living in poverty.
Now consider for a moment the current hysteria regarding the immigration issue, compared to the horrific way our government treats an “impoverished American family.” Imagine for a moment if those same numbers were reversed, rather then allocating almost $35,000 to an unaccompanied minor crossing our border “illegally,” taking that $10,000 which is the dollar difference between the poverty level in America, and the “high” standard of living afforded to an illegal alien child, and giving those taxpayer funds to those “Americans in need!”
Breitbart News also reported that our federal government spends about $1.4 billion annually on illegal border crossings by unaccompanied minors, which of course the American taxpayer is saddled with.
Senior Editor-at-Large Joel Pollak documented the comfortable living conditions that an illegal alien child receives, once they cross the border unaccompanied, which includes lodging, meals, clothing, medical care, education, recreation, counseling and an array of other social services.
Perhaps, even more, astounding (if that’s even possible), in just two years immigration officials released over 100,000 unaccompanied children into the United States.
Current law requires immigration officials to turn over unaccompanied children crossing the border to the Office of Refugee Resettlement within 72 hours. The Office of Refugee Resettlement must then “promptly place them in the least restrictive setting in the best interest of the child.”
CIS director of policy studies, Jessica Vaughan, said in a recent interview, “The surge of minors and families from Central America has been going on for nearly six years and shows no signs of abating; it is the most urgent border security issue that needs to be resolved.”
Adding; “The placement of these children has been a fiscal disaster for communities that have had to absorb them, mainly because of the impact on the schools, which have struggled to deal with the sudden arrival of so many ill-prepared kids, and no new funding.”
Moreover, one can’t help but wonder about our own American born children living in poverty, many within the inner cities of America, struggling to survive. Perhaps no longer of concern to those politicians who’ve exploited them for decades, for their own political gains.