Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Cost of Cruelty

This is the article I've been waiting for:

Trump admin's 'tent cities' cost more than keeping migrant kids with parents.

WASHINGTON — The cost of holding migrant children who have been separated from their parents in newly created "tent cities" is $775 per person per night, according to an official at the Department of Health and Human Services — far higher than the cost of keeping children with their parents in detention centers or holding them in more permanent buildings.
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At those prices, the additional cost to operate a 400-bed temporary structure for one month at capacity would be more than $5 million. The average stay for separated kids is nearly two months.

I've been saying this for days, now. The official numbers of keeping the family in a holding center as a unit is listed as $298, because those shelters already exist.

My point here is that not only is prosecuting all people that enter the country at unauthorized points costing us our souls, it's also costing us a hell of a lot of money.

I mean, that kind of money could be used to start a "Space Force" or something, right?

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