US Working With UN To Develop New Mechanisms To Admit More Central American Children

Article publisher: 
Daily Caller
Article date: 
2 May 2016
Article category: 
National News
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The Obama administration is working with the United Nations to develop “new mechanisms” to process more Central American unaccompanied minors as refugees in their home countries before flying them to the U.S., a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) contends.
And, according to analysis from Nayla Rush, a senior researcher at CIS, taxpayers can expected to pay twice as much to process and care for each unaccompanied alien child (UAC) next year compared to 2010. In 2010, the average cost to provide for each UAC was $8,217. That figure is expected to rise to $17,613 per child, should Congress provide the $1.32 billion requested for the program.
The Obama administration has portrayed its response to the surge of UACs — which spiked in 2014, fell last year, and is on the rise again — as a humanitarian effort...
But one overlooked catalyst for the massive surge is family reunification. A vast majority of Central American UACs have family members — usually parents and usually illegal aliens themselves — already in the U.S...
In a separate report last month, CIS pointed to a speech given in March in Geneva, Switzerland by Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, in which he described those “alternative” routes for refugee resettlement in Western nations. CIS favors low levels of immigration.

Grandi said then:

These pathways can take many forms: not only resettlement, but also more flexible mechanisms for family reunification, including extended family members, labour mobility schemes, student visa and scholarships, as well as visa for medical reasons.

...And according to data provided to the Associated Press, of the 71,000 Central American children apprehended at the southern U.S. border between February 2014 and September 2015, more than half were placed into the care of their parents...


Additional Research

Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) - Illegal alien kiddie colonists invited by Obama administration, CAIRCO

Welcoming Unaccompanied Alien Children - Family reunification disguised as refugee resettlement, Center for Immigration Studies