The surge of illegal immigrant minors rushing over the Rio Grande threatens to overwhelm the Texas Border Patrol, and new figures show the unexpected development will cost U. S. taxpayers more than $2 billion this year, 1200 WOAI news reports.
More than 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children are arriving in the U. S. each week, according to figures released by the Department of Homeland Security, and some 60,000 are expected to arrive in the U. S. this year. That is up ten times just since 2011.
U. S. Rep Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo), who represents a large portion of the border where the waves of unaccompanied children are arriving, says the situation is out of control.
"The Border Patrol is telling me, we need diapers, we need baby seats, so we can transfer them," he said.
Some of the unaccompanied children are as young as three years old. More than 1,000 have been sent to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, and others are being sent to other locations far from the border because the flood has left Border Patrol housing facilities packed.
Cuellar says the flood on unaccompanied minors is costing taxpayers $252 per day per child.
"We are playing defense on the one yard line," Cuellar told 1200 WOAI's Michael board.
U. S. Rep John Carter (R-Round Rock) said Obama Administration policies are to blame, saying federal talk about 'amnesty' and 'a path to citizenship' four young illegal immigrants has led to 'thousands of children' being smuggled into the U. S.' The issue is threatening to torpedo any hope of immigration reform of any sort being approved in Congress this year.
Many of the young illegal immigrants are smuggled into the U. S. from Central America. Honduras and Guatemala are among the worst governed countries n the world, with skyrocketing inflation, a brutal crime rate, and gangs running many cities. The rate of violence in Honduras is the worst in the world, with the streets of Honduras more dangerous than Afghanistan or even Syria.


Flood of Illegal Immigrant Children into Texas Costing U.S. Taxpayers Billions



Good on you Yankeeland, keep the illegals this is what America suppose to be, land of the immigrants!