Good News: Obama’s “Amnesty” Could Cost Up To $484 Million A Year

All to make sure that people who broke federal law, either by coming to the country illegally or overstaying their visas, can take jobs from Americans, soak up our “safety net” programs, and keep wages low, among others

(CNS News) If President Barack Obama’s immigration plan gets past a federal court injunction, and if 60 percent of illegals apply for deferred action protection under the plan, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency projects that it may have to hire an additional 3,100 employees, with a total program cost of up to $484 million a year.

I know, I know, Democrats/Liberals will proclaim that $484 million is a pittance, when compared to the federal budget. I know, I know, that is an absurd rationalization, especially considering that they say that people who make $250000 a year or more are “rich”.

In a detailed response to questions from Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee about the cost of processing the illegals at a newly rented facility in Arlington, Va., the USCIS said “planning was based on the assumption that 60 percent of all individuals who may be considered for DACA or DAPA would elect to file a request.”  (See Responses to Questions from Grassley-Johnson-Sessions 02.26.15 (3).pdf)

“Should that initial planning estimate hold true and the injunction were lifted, USCIS might ultimately need to increase its hiring plan up to a total of 3,100 new employees at an annual cost of $184.3 million, and total program costs of between $324 and $484 million per year,” said the agency in its response to Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), and Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.).

All to help people who shouldn’t be in the country in the first place, and many do not seem like they actually want to be a part of America. Instead, they want to tell America to change to accommodate the illegals. It would cost almost nothing to pass a law that makes it a heavy criminal act, with jail time and heavy fines, to any company that knowingly hires illegals. That allows them to rent apartments and homes. That allows them to attend college. Stop all incentives to illegals (border jumpers and visa overstayers). Increase work visas, and make companies responsible for providing healthcare. Make all hiring companies and colleges responsible for keeping track of immigration status, under penalty of law. These are the things that happen in most other countries, including Mexico.

Of course, this being government, the reality of the cost will surely be much more than the high end of $484 million.

Blacks in poor communities, who support the Democrats at a 90% plus rate at the polls, should remember that the amnesty push is going to hurt them more. All to legalize people who were exported from their native countries, who tend to be the poorest, least educated, and most disgruntled.

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