“Do you have a handle — a real handle — on what this is costing us out of our pockets? And please, use the word ‘illegal aliens.’ They came across here illegally,” said one citizen at July’s Murrieta Townhall meeting, attended by 1,000 residents, according to a KUSI report.
Again and again, citizens and their officials were asking who is coming here? How much are they going to cost? What kinds of risks can we expect? Why aren’t you telling us anything? That was not only what citizens wanted to know, but also had a right to know.
They got no answers. Now it’s been revealed that from among the 85,000 illegal immigrants apprehended in the first six months of the year at the border, only 30,340 have been placed with sponsors in all 50 states, according to the Department of Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement.
That leaves 47,000 unaccounted for, according to a report from National Review. Journalists and community groups who have attempted to ascertain the fate of the missing 47,000 have gotten no information.