Picture of the Day: Ad offering $6K/month tax-free to house illegal children in your home

Picture of the Day: Ad offering $6K/month tax-free to house illegal children in your home

If u cn rd ths msg, u cn ern bg bcks, etc. An ad (below) placed in the Penny Saver Newspaper in Murrieta, Calif., is offering a reimbursement of up to $6,054 a month to “provide a loving home” for illegal immigrant minors who sneaked across the southern U.S.-Mexican border.

According to Breitbart, which obtained a copy of the ad from a Murrieta resident, the Crittenton Services for Children and Families Foster Care is reaching out to “loving compassionate parents” who also happen to be out to make a fast buck by housing “survivors of human trafficking and unaccompanied refugee minors.”


ad offering $6,000 a month for illegal immigrants

Breitbart notes that another Murrieta resident said:

I called this afternoon and the gentlemen I spoke to told me that they are receiving the illegal immigrants but that none of them are under the age of 12. I asked him where all the younger children were… he told me that he was wondering the exact same thing.

Weasel Zippers raises other trenchant questions about the arrangement, pointing out this for example:

[T]he law refers to “unaccompanied alien children” or UAC. But the ad says “Unaccompanied Refugee Minors.” Refugee is a legal status which grants ability to stay. Previously one had to apply and be evaluated to determine if one fit that status. Now it is simply assumed in the very name, without any individual evaluation.

A question I have is about that generous sum this agency is offering. According to figures provided by Customs and Border Protection, there are 52,193 unaccompanied children age 17 and below. At an even six grand a pop, assuming the Crittendon agency finds homes for all 52,000 and changes, their cash outlay would come to $313,158,000.

It’s hard to imagine that a social service agency has that kind of money to spend. I checked out the financial data page on Crittendon’s website. While its annual report is reportedly “coming soon,” the program does list its sources of funding, which include voluntary contributions, grants, and federal, state, and county contracts.

Could it be that this outfit is spending lavish amounts of your, the taxpayer’s, money in this act of largess?

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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