President Obama’s executive ordered amnesty for millions of illegals will cost American taxpayers millions, if not billions. Obama loves to spend taxpayer money, so you will be footing this bill.
For a start, 1,000 new federal employees will be necessary to process the illegals, costing an estimated $40 million in salaries per year. Plus, there is almost $8 million in annual lease costs for office space in a new building in Crystal City, Virginia. The salary ranges for this Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be for jobs ranging in salary up to $157,000 a year, as reported by Fox News Latino.
The Washington Times noted that hiring notices for the new positions were posted on November 30th, just two weeks after the midterm elections where the president obviously tried to conceal his intent.
Senator Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama said the new office building and hiring are “a clear symbol of the president’s defiance of the American people, their laws and their Constitution,” The Washington Post reported. The senator added that Obama is “hiring federal employees to carry out a directive that violates the laws Congress has passed in order to foist on the nation laws Congress has repeatedly refused to pass,” the Post said.
President Obama said he was taking action because Congress would not take action, but that isn’t true. The Congress did take action and it rejected the legislation.
The USCIS said they were “taking steps to open a new operational center in Crystal City, a neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia, to accommodate about 1,000 full-time, permanent federal and contract employees in a variety of positions and grade levels. The initial workload will include cases filed as a result of the executive actions on immigration announced on Nov. 20, 2014,” the Times reported.
On December 2, William H. Frey, at Brookings, wrote “The furor surrounding the president’s immigration action is largely generational-pitting older whites versus younger minorities. While this action benefits specific immigrant groups, the pushback Obama is receiving from politicians decrying its ‘amnesty provision’ reflects their largely older white constituency, whose negative views toward immigrant leniency are well known and tied to a fear of change.”
Elaine Kamarck of the Brookings Institute told the New York Times, “It really goes to what is the extent of executive authority to make policy and then implement policy.”
There was no comment from the Hawaiian White House where Barack Obama is spending almost two weeks away from the criticism he generated.