The Obama administration may have known as early as three years ago that an influx of illegal immigrant children from Central America would be on its way.
An investigation by News 4 Tuscon found e-mails that revealed that in 2011, Tony Coulson, “the retired Drug Enforcement Administration’s assistant special-agent-in-charge of the Tucson office until 2010,” approached the Department of Homeland Security with non-profit groups “with warnings about the coming exodus and asked to meet with DHS in order to be prepared for the crisis.” His “requests to meet went unanswered.”
“Well, DHS and CBP were not prepared for this influx at all,” he told News 4 Tuscon. “Even though there was ample warning to them about problems with children and the influx of children that were going to come in.”
A recent Washington Post report discovered that the Obama administration knew about the influx of illegal immigrant children in 2012 but did nothing about it to protect Obama’s reelection and because they thought it could jeopardize Obama’s comprehensive amnesty legislation.
There have been nearly 60,000 illegal immigrant children who have entered the country since October of last year, and federal officials expect at least 150,000 more in the next fiscal year.
As Breitbart Texas has been reporting, Obama’s budget for the Health and Human Service’s Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) may indicate that the White House was planning for the influx of illegal immigrant children. In fiscal year 2012, the Obama administration spent about $168 million on illegal immigrant children. But in “each subsequent year, that figure increased substantially.” In fiscal year 2013, $376 million was spent, while $868 million has currently been spent in fiscal year 2014.