Senator Proposes Unorthodox Resolution to Immigration Saving U.S. $3.6 Billion



Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has an alternative solution to President Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency funding to help deal with the influx of illegal immigrant children. A first class ticket back to their home country. And it would save the United States roughly $3.6 billion.

Obama’s plan? “It’s the wrong approach,” Coburn stated.

Via CNN:

Sen. Tom Coburn said Tuesday he opposes President Barack Obama’s request for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of unaccompanied minors across the southwest border.

“That’s $60,000 per child we will spend, in emergency money,” the Oklahoma Republican said on CNN’s “Crossfire.”

“That shows how incompetent [the government] is.”

Coburn said providing additional resources for detention spaces and immigration attorneys to the minors is the “wrong approach.”

“We can put them all on a first class seat to their homes, that’s $8 million,” he added.

Coburn of course, was discussing the illegal immigration problem solely from a financial aspect, making a point that such exorbitant spending is wasteful and unnecessary. The meat of the Senator’s solution revolves around enforcing existing immigration law.

“You know what is in the craw of Americans? It is not immigration. It’s that they don’t see our government enforcing our laws,” Coburn said.

Coburn also suggested repealing the law allows juveniles from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala to stay and apply for asylum instead of facing immediate deportation. He states that repealing the law would take a matter of two weeks.

Watch the discussion below …

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