In a further attempt to erode the American culture, the Obama administration has released the Performance-Based National Detention Standards through the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
Within these new guidelines are measures to help insure the health of illegal immigrants that have been detained by ICE officials. According to a fact sheet released by ICE,
“PBNDS 2011 is crafted to improve medical and mental health services, increase access to legal services and religious opportunities, improve communication with detainees with limited English proficiency, improve the process for reporting and responding to complaints, reinforce protections against sexual abuse and assault, and increase recreation and visitation.”
However, Rep Lamar Smith (R-TX) who serves as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, believes,
“The Obama administration’s new detention manual is more like a hospitality guideline for illegal immigrants. The administration goes beyond common sense to accommodate illegal immigrants and treats them better than citizens in federal custody.”
Smith also found that the new manual gives illegal immigrant detainees access to abortions, hormone treatment for transgendered illegals, 15 day supply of any prescribed medications upon their deportation or release, and free dental work.
When questioned about the costs of the new manual revisions, an ICE representative said,
“It is important to note that one of the main goals of the agency, in addition to prioritizing the health and safety of detainees in our custody and improving conditions of confinement, is to increase fiscal prudence and efficiencies within the system.”
Again, Rep Smith does not believe the ICE explanation saying,
“Illegal immigration already costs American taxpayers billions each year, and these increased regulations force them to keep an open tab for illegal immigrants.”
Figures provided by ICE claim that the cost of deporting an illegal immigrant runs an average of $10,043. But like most government reports, these figures are far from being accurate as they don’t consider the costs incurred by other agencies involved in the arrest and deportation process. When all of the costs are added up, we find that taxpayers are paying between $23,000 and $30,000 per illegal.
Now, the Obama administration wants to add the costs of abortions, hormone treatment for transgendered illegals, 15 day supply of any prescribed medications upon their deportation or release, and free dental work to the taxpayers’ bill.
I don’t have health insurance and I can’t afford to purchase my own. Obamacare has only made it more expensive to get insurance. Yet, people who are breaking federal law by entering our country illegally, not only get free standard medical care, they now receive extra care that is quite costly. Seems the American dream is not for Americans, but for illegals.