At $140 A Day Per Person, Illegal Aliens Are Living Better Than Taxpayers Footin’ The Bill

At $140 A Day Per Person, Illegal Aliens Are Living Better Than Taxpayers Footin’ The Bill Image

There are so many tangled layers of problems involved in this illegal immigration crisis.  We are hemorrhaging and nothing is being done to staunch the flow.  Eventually this country will bleed out and we will have no one to blame but ourselves and the do-nothings that we continue to elect to Washington DC.

As being falsely reported in order to gather empathy and silence the criticism, this is not about “the children.”  As even the ultra-liberal New York Times reported, there have been roughly 300,000 illegal aliens cross our border.  Only 50,000 of them were “minors.”  Out of those 50,000 minors, 90% of those are teenagers.  Numerous of them sporting enough tattoos and facial hair to make a grown man envious.   In fact, as I can’t imagine the populous would be carrying ID or birth certificates, I’m sure many are claiming to be teenagers or “unaccompanied minors” who are really grown men and women.  We have been lied to.  This is not about the children.  It is about systematically and purposefully changing America.

We’ve essentially removed our borders and in a jaw dropping decision, instead of turning these people around and sending them back over the border, we’ve let them in and are housing them in ways that would make the average, struggling to financially survive, tax paying American drool with jealousy.  These “detention centers” are actually more like resorts and we are paying $140 a day, per person, per family- providing them with accommodations complete with flat screen tv’s, hair salons, free dental care, bilingual libraries, free internet, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, weightlifting rooms, etc

I don’t know many average American families that could afford to live on a $140 a day per person in their family.  It sounds like these people who have broken our laws are being given better lives than the taxpayers who are actually footing the bill!  Regarding the 532 bed facility in San Antonio:

The feds said the rooms will be referred to as “suites.” The suites are furnished with bunk beds, play tables for children, flat-screen television sets and landline telephones.

“I will refer to everyone in this facility as a resident. ICE generally refers to people in custody as detainees,” ICE San Antonio Field Office Director Enrique Lucero said.

The feds estimate it will cost approximately $74,000 a day to house 532 immigrants at the center. That’s an average of $140 a day per person.

Officials did not disclose how much the government spent to refurbish the center.

If only our country could provide the same level of respect and care for our Veterans who have been willing to sacrifice their very lives for us- instead of sticking them on a never ending waiting list for crucial care.  This level of expense goes beyond being just an incentive.  This is a blatant luring at the cost of around $2 billion. 

Add to this the strain on our schools- with classrooms that are already bursting at the seems at a cost of over $12,000 per student.  And not to mention the direct cost associated through Medicaid, food stamps, public housing, and allowance subsidies.

Also worth mentioning, these detention centers are being used as recruitment camps for gangs.  We knew that before this crisis had even gotten to the boiling point of direness that we are currently seeing, we already had over 100,000 MS13 – just in Texas!  Dan Patrick, our Texas State Senator and candidate for Lt Governor had this to say:

2008 to 2012, 143,000 illegal immigrant criminals were arrested and jailed in Texas. He said these were “hardened criminals, gang members, and other criminals that we identified as being in Texas illegally.” 

“We charged them with 447,000 crimes, a half-million crimes in four years, just in Texas, including over 5,000 rapes and 2,000 murders,” Patrick said. “We estimate we have 100,000 gang members here illegally.”

5,000 rapes!  Where are the Democrat’s cries on this War on Women? Can you even begin to imagine the numbers we are dealing with now with this new influx of illegals?

We haven’t even touched on the disease aspect yet.  As a mother, I’m terribly worried about the previously eradicated diseases that are being brought into my state.  The reports of scabies, lice, chickenpox, tuberculosis, malaria…and now Ebola?  Unscreened illegal immigrants are being flown and bussed all over this country.  Border agents are coming down with these sicknesses and taking them home to their children who will be starting school and spreading it further.  The ramifications of this is enormous and deadly.

Democrats are supposed to be the party of control!  Well, let’s get them to start some of it on our border.

“A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.” ~Ronald Reagan

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About The Author: Brittany Pounders is a conservative political commentator, blogger, and freelancer. She is a frequent guest columnist for The Toronto Sun, and can be heard through many different radio and media outlets such as The Blaze Radio Network, The Chris Salcedo Show, The Ed Dean Radio Show, has appeared on The Glenn Beck Show and regularly on cable news channels, including NewsmaxTv, One America News Network, America Trends, and the Fox News with Neil Cavuto. She resides in Texas with her husband and is raising three of the finest little people in the world. Follow her on… Facebook or @LibertyBritt

  • P_Ang

    And yet, $140 a day is the average, the Feds have been asking for $250 a day.