Need a laugh today?Well, what if we told you the president who added more to the national debt than the first forty-three combined, with a few months left in his presidency, is finally showing some fiscal restraint. And how is he doing so? Saving money by not deporting illegal immigrants, or course!
Via the New York TimesThe Obama administration is delaying deportation proceedings for recent immigrants in cities across the United States, allowing more than 56,000 of those who fled Central America since 2014 to remain in the country legally for several more years.
Just a random aside, Mexico of all places deports more Central American illegal immigrants than we do!
The shift, described in interviews with immigration lawyers, federal officials, and current and former judges, has been occurring without public attention for months. It amounts to an unannounced departure from the administration’s widely publicized pronouncements that cases tied to the so-called surge of 2014 would be rushed through the immigration courts in an effort to deter more Central Americans from entering the United States illegally.The delayed cases are those of nearly half of the Central Americans who entered the United States as families since 2014, and close to a quarter of the total number of Central Americans who entered during that period, according to figures from the Justice Department.
The delays are being made as a cost-saving measure, federal officials said, because of a lapse in enforcement that allowed immigrants who were supposed to be enrolled in an electronic monitoring program to go free.
And how much money will the government actually save? Fractions of pennies on the dollar, when you consider the federal government spends about $10 billion every single day.Now that the government will not have to pay the daily fee of $4 to $8 a person to monitor such bracelets, the immigrants’ cases have been pushed back for years, some until 2023, judges and federal officials said. The cases of those who met their reporting obligations are still being expedited, with some cases moving faster than lawyers and judges had expected.
Never has the government been so happy to pinch pennies before.
Why are liberals so weak on illegal immigration? Because amnesty is the end goal – and when that happens, not only do they become legal immigrants, they become Democrat voters.[Note: This post was written by The Analytical Economist]