Much has been said and written about the current crisis (surge, emergency, influx, invasion) at our southern border, so we won’t belabor those points. However, the Biden/Harris administration must explain to We the People exactly why they seemingly place the welfare of Central American “unaccompanied” minors ahead that of U.S. citizens.
It’s been reported, and it appears to be true, that the Biden/Harris administration spends about $750 per day to house “unaccompanied minors” caught crossing the border illegally. Some estimates go as high as $1000+ per day, but we’ll go with the lower estimate for the purposes of illustration.
Mind you, the Biden/Harris administration spends far more of our money on these same “immigrants” when they release them from “detention,” in the form of health care, airfare, bus fare, pre-loaded debit cards, clothing, etc., all of which has been reported in numerous articles over the past weeks, if you can still find them. They get disappeared or buried rather quickly.
We also won’t factor in the hundreds of thousands of dollars the Biden/Harris administration wastes every day paying for empty beds that were set aside for illegal aliens that Biden et al simply turned loose into our country, allegedly out of concern for COVID-19 (among the illegals. Not much concern, it seems, about distributing infected illegal aliens among the millions of citizens of our country.)
If the daily cost per “immigrant” child is $750/day, that comes to $22,500 per month. (There are 19,000 “unaccompanied minor children” in custody today, and counting. Over $427 million per month, conservatively speaking.)
Consider this: There are over half a million homeless people in the U.S., many of whom are likely U.S. citizens, some of whom are veterans who served honorably. What does the Biden/Harris administration spend on housing for these U.S. citizens? Do they prioritize this homelessness crisis, as they have prioritized the self-created crisis of having to deal with “unaccompanied minors” who entered our country illegally, most from Central America?
Instead of spending millions of dollars per day to house illegal aliens, why not just return them to their countries of origin (after caring for their immediate humanitarian needs, of course), given that they are citizens of those countries, which, like the U.S., should assume responsibility for the welfare of their own citizens?
Do Biden and Harris intend to present those countries with a bill for the care that We the People had to provide their citizens? They should, but of course they won’t.
But let’s focus on something that may strike closer to home: our nation’s elderly citizens.
Our nation is replete with senior citizens who have spent a lifetime working, supporting themselves and their families, paying their taxes–taxes that are now going to support housing illegal aliens who have no business being in our nation in the first place.
Many retired citizens are now on Medicare, but Medicare does not pay for assisted living expenses or for long-term nursing home care, despite that seniors pay monthly premiums for a health care program that progressives call an “entitlement.”
It goes without saying that illegal aliens currently in custody have paid neither taxes nor premiums for their care, including housing, three square meals a day, health care and a lot more than what seniors in assisted living or nursing homes receive.
Too many senior citizens who worked hard their entire lives, paying taxes, supporting their families, didn’t earn enough money over the years to be able to afford long-term care insurance.
Nor are many senior citizens who were formerly gainfully employed now eligible for Medicaid, which pays some long-term care and assisted living expenses. These people, these citizens, fall through the cracks of our so-called “safety net.” What does the Biden/Harris administration have to say to them?
Assisted living currently costs an average of $4000 per month. That’s $48,000 per year, just a little more than what the Biden/Harris administration currently pays to provide better assistance to an illegal alien for just two months, and at no cost to the non-citizen.
Do the math:
For what the Biden/Harris administration pays per month per illegal alien, they could instead pay for assisted living care for five U.S. citizen seniors–the very people who worked so hard, for so many years, to pay the taxes that Biden and Harris now use to support illegal aliens instead of our own citizens!
Biden and Harris have their own new and different take on President Trump’s motto of America First.
For Biden and Harris, it’s