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Old 04-15-2019, 08:52 AM
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Faced with far more restrained criticism than the self righteous condemnations brayed against the Trump administration, in 2016 the Obama administration launched a small scale program to serve as a partial alternative to the ongoing policy of family separation for illegal border crossers.

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saw the Obama administration suffer its own backlash for the way it detained parents and children, Immigration and Customs Enforcement came up with a new way to handle families seeking asylum in the United States.

The Family Case Management Program, launched as a pilot in early 2016, aimed to keep asylum seeking kin together, out of detention, and complying with immigration laws. It was praised by immigration advocates for both its high rate of compliance and its ability to help migrants thrive in a new country — right up until the Trump administration shuttered it.
As a pilot program participants were carefully selected to increase the odds of success.

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Under the program, families who passed a credible fear interview and were determined to be good candidates for a less-secure form of release — typically vulnerable populations like pregnant women, mothers who are nursing or moms with young children — were given a caseworker who helped educate them on their rights and responsibilities. The caseworker also helped families settle in, assisting with things like accessing medical care and attorneys, while also making sure their charges made it to court.
Selecting participants such as pregnant women who are unlikely to be deported after their anchor baby is awarded birthright citizenship inflates the effectiveness of the program. Assigning a taxpayer funded advocate to maximize utilization of government benefits implements the Cloward Piven strategy of overloading the welfare state to precipitate the collapse of government, a cherished radical Leftist objective.

Despite a lack of any attempt to quantify the increased cost of having a professional benefits seeker guide illegal immigrants to maximize benefits the program is touted as saving money.

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It was really, really cost efficient compared to family detention or family separation,” Katharina Obser, a senior policy adviser for the Women's Refugee Commission's Migrant Rights and Justice program, said.

According to The Associated Press, cost the government $36 per day per family. By the end, it served 954 people in total, according to a 2017 Department of Homeland Security Inspector General report.
The program was not just cost effective but really, really cost effective despite the absence of any cost analysis. It's only $36 per day per immigrant compared to a cost of $0 per day to the Federal government for asylum seekers given a summons then released into the US interior.

Notice too the pilot program dealt with a small sample size carefully selected to maximize its success. Nonetheless Trump is pilloried for the cruelty of discontinuing a program with no proof of applicability to a wider scale and a strong likelihood of increased cost.

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Default Re: This Obama-era pilot program kept asylum-seeking migrant families together. Trump

The Price Tag of Migrant Family Separation: $80 Million and Rising not to mention 8 billion more so far for wall
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According to trump people dont show up anyway for court on being granted asylum in what he calls catch and release', but

"According to the Inspector General report, overall compliance in the five cities where the pilot was launched was 99 percent for ICE check-ins and appointments, and 100 percent for attendance in court hearings. Just 2 percent of participants absconded during the process".

Also on twitter in 2018 trump made this ridiculous comment:
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We shouldn’t be hiring judges by the thousands, as our ridiculous immigration laws demand, we should be changing our laws, building the Wall, hire Border Agents and Ice and not let people come into our country based on the legal phrase they are told to say as their password.
the law is the law and he needs to hire more judges to speed up the process.
policy advisers 'encourage compliance with the laws while treating asylum seekers with compassion'

bottom line is:

"It costs the government $775 per night for a migrant child to stay in one of the newly created tent cities for minors—about the same per-night price for a suite at the Trump Hotel in D.C. In comparison, it would cost about $298 per child per night to stay with their parents in detention centers run by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement..." Link
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The Trump administration has already dedicated more than $458 million in contracts to one Texas non-profit, Southwest Key Programs Inc., to care for immigrant children. And it will likely spend much more. According to the Daily Beast, defense contractors have “advertised a flurry of jobs in recent weeks to support the infrastructure surrounding undocumented children.” Those contracts don’t just include housing and caring for children; one contractor has already earned $43 million for transporting them around, the Beast reported. In addition, thousands of separated migrant children are expected to eventually enter the foster care system, which is funded by both state and federal governments.
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The Price Tag of Migrant Family Separation: $80 Million and Rising not to mention 8 billion more so far for wall
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According to trump people dont show up anyway for court on being granted asylum in what he calls catch and release', but

"According to the Inspector General report, overall compliance in the five cities where the pilot was launched was 99 percent for ICE check-ins and appointments, and 100 percent for attendance in court hearings. Just 2 percent of participants absconded during the process".

Also on twitter in 2018 trump made this ridiculous comment:


the law is the law and he needs to hire more judges to speed up the process.
policy advisers 'encourage compliance with the laws while treating asylum seekers with compassion'

bottom line is:

"It costs the government $775 per night for a migrant child to stay in one of the newly created tent cities for minors—about the same per-night price for a suite at the Trump Hotel in D.C. In comparison, it would cost about $298 per child per night to stay with their parents in detention centers run by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement..." Link
..wait but there's more:

see above link.
The Family Case Management program doesn't serve unaccompanied minor children nor did it serve minors separated from so-called family units whether under Obama or Trump.

The pilot program selected clients from groups such as pregnant women unlikely to fail to report for their immigration hearings. That means the program cannot be scaled up to include other illegal aliens with an expectation of the same results.

Instead of trying to service illegal aliens as they exploit our broken asylum system we ought to reform the laws. In the current environment we have reduced our immigration law enforcement to a turnstile.
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