I have seen estimates from a couple sources. NPR says it costs $770 per day. The Washington Examiner, a conservative source, says it is about $670 per day.
This is what taxpayers are paying to private, some times religious, organizations to house immigrant minors. The “unaccompanied” minors, most of whom WERE accompanied when they crossed the border. But who were then taken from their parents and so now are labeled “unaccompanied”.
We are paying about $700 a day for EACH child. Let the fiscal conservatives swallow that. $700 each day.
Who is making $700 a day “housing” these kids? Are cages that expensive? And is the cost of frozen food so much more near the border?
Now, for $700 I can get a round trip flight from New York City to Europe.
For $700 a day I can go to the Big Apple. Stay in a very nice hotel. Sate my appetite at the best restaurants. Indulge in Broadway play. And still have plenty of money left over for the cab ride and an excellent happy ending “massage.”
For $700 a day I can make payments on a BMW and have it paid off pretty darn quick.
A farmer in my neck of the woods could easily hire a couple for farm laborers for half that amount.
For $700 a day these kids could be housed in luxury apartments, provided with plenty of food and personal tutors.
$700 a day. That is $3,500 a week. Keep a kid for a month and each little immigrant child is worth $14,000. A little gold mine. Keep em as long as you can..
What do these children get for $700 a day. A bunk bed? A cage? Some providers claim they provide 3 meals a day. And they provide a trip to a bowling alley ! And multi-colored crayons and coloring books ! That is a pretty generous and Christian thing to do.
I mean, when can you find crayons for only $700 a day. I am surprised these private organizations are not going broke.
Of course, when this catastrophe of the Trump years is behind us we will get the facts. The connections between Betsy DeVos and other members of this pirate crew to the owners of these for profit holding centers for children. This gang of grifters using the treasury as their private slush fund.
The stench of corruption of this administration just grows and grows and grows.
I wonder how much perfume you can buy for $700 a day?