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Obama budgets $17,613 for every new illegal minor, more than Social Security retirees get

President Obama has budgeted $17,613 for each of the estimated 75,000 Central American teens expected to illegally cross into the United States this year, $2,841 more than the average annual Social Security retirement benefit, according to a new report.

The total bill to taxpayers: $1.3 billion in benefits to "unaccompanied children," more than double what the federal government spent in 2010, according to an analysis of the administration's programs for illegal minors from the Center for Immigration Studies. The average Social Security retirement benefit is $14,772.

The report notes that the president's budget, facing congressional approval, includes another $2.1 billion for refugees, which can include the illegals from Central America, mostly Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

What's more, the administration is also spending heavily on a program with the United Nations to help the illegal minors avoid the dangerous trip by declaring them refugees and handing them a plane ticket to the U.S. where, once here, they get special legal status.

The report, titled "Welcoming Unaccompanied Alien Children to the United States," is a deep dive into the administration's evolving efforts to let hundreds of thousands of mostly 16- and 17-year-old males settle in the country.

It said that most of the undocumented minors do not qualify for refugee status or are even in any danger in their native countries. Instead, they are seeking to unify with their family members, commonly parents in the United States illegally.

The report cited Department of Health and Human Services data showing the trend. "New data," said CIS, "shows that 80 percent of the 71,000 Central American children placed between February 2014 and September 2015 were released to sponsors who are in the United States illegally."

Author Nayla Rush suggested that the administration's Central American Refugee/Parole Program with the United Nations that declares minors refugees could have the effect of giving legal status to their illegal parents once in the U.S.

"Children will be able to qualify for refugee status and then be flown to the United States. As a reminder, refugees receive automatic legal status and are required to apply for a green card within their first year following arrival. They can apply for citizenship five years from the date of entry.

"Since parents from Central America illegally present in the United States could not benefit from the CAM program and sponsor their children, perhaps the reverse can take place with children admitted under this new version of the refugee program. Children, acquiring legal status followed by naturalization by the time they reach adulthood, could indeed sponsor their parents," wrote Rush.

Read the full report here.

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Comment by El-Bull on May 2, 2016 at 7:01pm

I understand many of you revere this demi-god Obama, however he has literally set Blacks in America back. For every new group who has usurped OUR Civil Rights Movement and claimed it as their own, i.e. gays, illegal’s, police etc, we have been pushed further down the barrel until it's gotten to the point where what we demand no longer is considered. WE can't even get justice for those who are wrongfully killed by the police state as the justice department overlooks any wrong doing on cops part. And now we are expected to pay for people illegally entering the country who will be given a hand up on the backs of black Americans. WE have a right to demand of him to represent the Black community and forward our agenda as much as anyone else---Problem is, Blacks have remained quiet while he overlooks us. I'll bet not one person reading this can tell me what he has done for Black people in this country other than sell them a false dream called hope. He is a failed president in my eyes....and don't give me the BS line he's the president of all the people while wholesaley overlooking Black people and furthering others agendas....I tied to give him the benefit of the doubt during his first term knowing it would take at least two terms to assist us as a people---however, like all politicians, he looked down his nose at us during his second term and in the process had the audacity to even chastise us as a people---- I expected more but like all Blacks who rise to the top---he forgot who got him there in the first place---so i say with animus---FCK OBAMA

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