Courtesy of the Republican-controlled Congress. And they wonder why Trump and Cruz are doing so well.

Via Free Beacon.

A massive appropriations bill expected to be approved by Congress would provide more than $1.6 billion to resettle illegal immigrants arriving at the U.S. border through 2018.

Congress would award the massive check to the government just as the U.S. is experiencing a surge in arrivals of immigrant children at the southern border. Last week, federal agencies said they were opening two temporary shelters with 1,000 beds in South Texas to cope with the surge. A 400-bed shelter is also to be opened in Southern California.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the Office of Refugee Resettlement at the Department of Health and Human Services has begun a process to expand its temporary capacity to house unaccompanied children,” the Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement last Monday.

The so-called omnibus spending bill would give $1,645,201,000 through fiscal year 2018 “for necessary expenses for refugee and entrant assistance activities authorized by section 414 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and section 501 of the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980, and for carrying out section 462 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, section 235 of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (‘‘TVPA’’), section 203 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005, and the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998,” according to its text released Tuesday.

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  1. Alain41 says:

    What Republican ran in 2014 on giving Obama illegal immigrant settlement money through 2018? Bueller? Boehner? Ryan? McConnell? Bueller? And does Mitt agree with this? I don’t want Mitt to come back, but I’d like to hear the Republican 2012 Presidential candidate’s view. It’s his VP nominee who’s doing this. Some get upset with Cruz (and others) who say remember Presidents Dole, McCain, and Romney. Well, Mitt’s view on this issue will provide additional info. for evaluating the slightly mocking comment.

  2. IloiloKano says:

    And the sad part is that $1.6 Billion is just the tip of the iceberg.

    “In 2011, the United States spent $11,841 per full-time-equivalent (FTE) student on elementary and secondary education, an amount 35 percent higher than the OECD average of $8,789. At the postsecondary level, U.S. expenditures per FTE student were $26,021, almost twice as high as the OECD average of $13,619.”

    Education Expenditures by Country

  3. Alain41 says:

    Recalling some budget/job history over the Obama years. In 2010, at the request of Obama, Simpson-Bowles delivered a budget plan that promptly disappeared. In 2011, Obama formed a Jobs group with Jeff Immelt as Czar, that made some recommendations and was never heard or seen again. Every budget that Obama submitted was unanimously voted down by Democrats. Republicans made significant gains over this time, in part, due to budget concerns. Now after 7 years of Democrat Potemkin fronts and Republican gains, the 2012 Republican VP nominee delivers behind closed doors, an overflowing Santa bag budget to Obama. What part of, Wrong Direction Bah Humbug, do politicians/elites not understand?

  4. strider says:

    “Appropriations” is s stretch at 18 trillion under water.

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