In June 2017, President Trump ended the Obama administration’s “American dream” giveaway for illegal immigrants, which bypassed detention and provided them with housing, transportation, healthcare, and even legal aid to claim asylum, but House Democrats want to bring back the program to reduce detainment numbers and the number of families returning to their home countries, reports the Washington Examiner. So far, the Left’s plan to revive the Family Case Management Program includes space for 100,000 illegal immigrants to the tune of $30 million for family case management and an additional $40 million for case managers. According to the libertarian CATO Institute, such programs cost about $18,000 per illegal immigrant.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
House Democrats are pushing hard to revive an Obama-era program that would keep illegal immigrant families out of detention and instead give them housing, transportation, healthcare, and legal aid to help them claim asylum in the U.S.
President Trump ended the Family Case Management Program in June 2017, citing excessive costs and the low rate of enrolled families returning to their home countries.
House Democrats want to bring it back to life in some form as part of an effort to reduce the detention of illegal immigrants and instead release them in the United States with some supervision. And they are hoping to negotiate that change in the ongoing border security talks between the two parties.