From FOX News:
Judge Nap: Obama Directly Caused Surge of Immigrant Children at BorderJune 9, 2014
A massive surge of illegal immigrants is underway, with newly leaked photos revealing hundreds of immigrant children packed like sardines in detention centers.
Illegal immigrant minors are crossing into the U.S., and border patrol is overwhelmed and unable to care for them. The government has been putting them on buses and “dumping” them on street corners in cities like Phoenix, Ariz. Military bases in Texas, California and Oklahoma are also being used to house them.
The problem could reportedly go from bad to worse. Officials say 6,560 unaccompanied minor aliens crossed the border in 2011. This year, it’s estimated that the number will jump to more than 90,000....
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From Homeland Security NewsWire:
9 June 2014
The Office of Management and Budget has notified the Senate Appropriations Committee that the increase in the number of children crossing the border alone would cost the government at least $2.28 billion, about $1.4 billion more than the Obama administration had budgeted for in its Unaccompanied Alien Children program.
The San Jose Mercury News reports that most children crossing the border alone are from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala and have been apprehended in the Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector in South Texas, the agency’s busiest area along the Mexican border. The increase in children crossing the border has forced the Border Patrol to divert resources away from other missions, including fighting human and drug trafficking. Some children from countries other than Mexico have had to be transported to less-busy sectors of the border for processing while they await deportation or to be reunited with their parents or relatives in the United States. Vitiello notes that releasing those children and reuniting them with their parents in the states often serve as “incentives to additional individuals to follow the same path.”
Detained children are expected to be transferred within seventy-two hours to the Health and Human Services Department’s (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement, which saw 6,000 to 7,500 children per year between 2008 and 2011. Officials are then tasked with reuniting the children with their families or potential guardians in the United States. The average stay for a child in a HHS shelter in 2013 was forty-five days.
President Barack Obama has declared the situation on the border as an “urgent humanitarian situation,” and has said the government would temporarily house some of the children at two military bases...
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*Related from Michelle Malkin: Military Bases: Obama's new illegal alien dumping grounds