In a report issued by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch, the group states that the Department of Health and Human Services paid $182,129,786 to house, feed and entertain 2,400 unaccompanied children who crossed the U.S. border illegally.
In addition to basic necessities needed to care for the children, 100 laptops were purchased along with $180,000 in recreational items from board games to soccer balls.
The most revealing item with the report is the timing.
The massive contract was dated to start in October of 2013 but it wasn’t signed until June of 2014.
The timing indicates that the Obama Administration was anticipating a surge and created the situation by projecting changes to immigration policy to foreign nations, which has been previously reported.
President of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton, commented, “It is outrageous that the Obama administration spent nearly $200 million of taxpayer funds to provide illegal alien children with the types of extravagant high-tech equipment and lavish benefits many American families cannot even afford for their own children.”
Fitton’s claim is supported by the documents uncovered by his organization that included another $180,000 expenditure for “educational items” that included “multi-cultural crayons” and tempera paint.
Meals for the unaccompanied children were catered at a cost of $75 per day per child.
It is unclear if the immigrant children were fed meals according to Michelle Obama’s school lunch standards.