“Just when we think it can’t get worse, comes another total outrage. Instead of sending these illegal children back to their families in their home country, the government is going to pay U.S. families to take them in as foster children and pay them up to $6000 per month and provide them free health care. Is there any way to stop this madness when the President seems intent on encouraging more of this invasion?” — Ellen Sauerbrey
Kristin Tate: HOUSTON, Texas--Breitbart Texas has learned that foster parents will be paid thousands of dollars per month for each illegal immigrant they house.
Crittenton Foster Care recently placed an advertisement in the Penny Saver Newspaper in Murrieta, California asking for "loving, compassionate parents to provide a loving home" for illegal immigrant minors. It said, "Help heal the wounds ... for children in foster care programs including survivors of human trafficking and unaccompanied refugee minors. Reimbursements up to $6,054 monthly tax free."
Breitbart Texas spoke with a spokeswoman from Crittenton, who made it clear that almost anyone can become a foster parent and start collecting benefits.
The spokeswoman claimed that in order to be considered, prospective foster parents must "have one bedroom available with furniture in it, pass a background check, and provide a driver's license."
She additionally stated that foster parents must attend four Saturday classes and have their home inspected prior to taking in the children. Parents who offer up their homes could have a child placed in their home in "as short as 45 days."
The amount of monthly payments, administered by the federal government, depends on how old the immigrant child is. The older the child, the higher the payment, according to the Crittenton spokeswoman--but the average payment per illegal immigrant is $1,009.
She also told Breitbart Texas that the migrants' healthcare is "already taken care of" by the federal government.
Many have expressed frustration that instead of being turned away, immigrants who enter the country illegally instead get to enjoy a myriad of taxpayer subsidized benefits. This includes housing, food, education, vocational training, and legal counsel .
The apparent lack of consequences for crossing the border illegally, coupled with such benefits, arguably incentivizes more migrants to enter the U.S. illegally.
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