Illegals Could All Be Flown Home in Style for 1.5% Obama's Funding Request

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Caroline May
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10 July 2014
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National News
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Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson argued Wednesday that there are more cost-effective and efficient ways to confront the ongoing border crisis than President Obama’s emergency funding request for $3.7 billion to be dispersed across multiple agencies.
“The $300 million dollar [State Department] request for – I guess improving conditions in those Central American countries... You know, we’re finding we’re not particularly good at improving our own economy. Isn't it a pipe dream to spend $295 million trying to improve the conditions and expecting that is going to solve the problem, as opposed to sending planeloads full of these kids back to their families?” Johnson asked during a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing.
Tuesday, President Obama submitted a request to Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to deal with the ongoing situation at the border. Since October an unprecedented 52,000 unaccompanied [illegal] minors have been apprehended illegally crossing the southern border, most believing they can stay...
“Literally, if we were to buy a plane ticket, put them up in a hotel room, get them some good meals – let’s say we spend a $1,000 per child – it would be $57 million to return the children to their families. Isn’t that far more effective spending?” he [Johnson] asked...