Taxpayers Foot the $27M Bill on Reintegration Gifts for Deported Migrants

By John Binder, 12-7-18, at Breitbart News:


Since 2014, American taxpayers have been billed nearly $30 million to fund school supplies, toys, clothing, and coloring books for migrants returning to Central America after being deported from the United States.

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report reveals that USAID has spent $27 million worth of U.S. taxpayer money, since 2014, on departing gift bags for migrants deported from the U.S. back to Central America.

The GAO report found that the taxpayer funding is used to give “short-term reception services” to deported Central American migrants in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. The funding also goes towards “counseling services and employment assistance” for the deported migrants to “make it easier for migrants to readjust to and stay in their home countries,” the report claims.

As part of this “reintegration” effort, young migrants are provided with U.S. taxpayer-funded school supplies, toys, coloring books, dolls, toiletries, backpacks, and clothes, all of which can be seen below:

This is taxpayer-funded toiletries, dolls, and toys that are provided to migrants after being deported from the U.S.


This is taxpayer-funded clothing that is provided to migrants after being deported from the U.S.


This is a school supplies kit, backpack, and coloring books that are provided to migrants after being deported from the U.S.


This is one of three reception centers in Guatemala where migrants are returned to after being deported from the U.S.

The GAO report says USAID provides the Central American migrants with the taxpayer-funded products “within the first two days after” the migrants have been deported to their home country.

The cost of the USAID program is yet another bill that American taxpayers are forced to subsidize on top of the annual $116 billion that illegal immigrants cost taxpayers. This amount does not include the money stripped from Americans through wage suppression, job displacement, and rising housing prices due to mass illegal and legal immigration. Criminal illegal aliens in prison also cost about $1.4 billion to taxpayers every year.

Every year, the U.S. admits more than 1.5 foreign nationals, with the vast majority deriving from family-based chain migration. In 2016, the legal and illegal immigrant population reached a record high of 44 million. By 2023, the Center for Immigration Studies estimates that the legal and illegal immigrant population of the U.S. will make up nearly 15 percent of the entire U.S. population.


The government wastes a lot of money, and this is one of the most ridiculous unnecessary expenses there is.  Not only do the illegal immigrants cost us money when they’re here, but they continue to cost us money even after they’ve been deported.

In addition, there’s also the billions in grants that go to Catholic charities who help to house and feed illegal immigrants while they’re here in the US.

The illegal immigrants are the never-ending gobstopper of financial burden to US citizens and there’s probably additional expenses that have yet to be reported on.

Meanwhile, we have thousands of homeless people and veterans who can’t get the care they need. What happened to draining the swamp??


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11 replies

  1. Just one more reason why we need to build the wall…..and toss the libs over it.

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  2. There’s another cost to illegals. Deportation gifts! How stupid can you be? They are ingrained with the idea we are their generous sugar daddy. GAG.


    • Yes’m, the costs just keep mounting up and another cost that’s never factored in is the expense for our law enforcement officers. It increases the hours and number of officers to track them down after crimes are committed.

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  3. Draining the swamp won’t happen without another civil war. The demoscum and repugnicants are too beholden to their moneyed masters to care about what the people need, much less what the people want.

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    • You are so right, Lauren, it hasn’t been about the people in a long time. Their only concerns in both parties is power, money and longevity. I look at what’s happening in Paris right now and wonder if that’s the only way we get our power back. Trump gets credit for trying, but like I’ve said before, he can’t do it all alone, and he’s gotten very little help from the Rs and nothing but resistance from the Dems.

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  4. Am I the only one thinking that is more than enough to build that wall?

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    • I guess it depends on whose cost estimate you go by, whether or not that’s enough, but if you add up all the money we’ve had to spend on the illegals, we could have built 10 walls. Giving them gifts after being deported is like apologizing for not letting them break our laws. We’re finally rid of them – why do we need to give them a going away present?

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      • Kathy, I’m already disgusted by their attitude of thinking they have rights here and/or the fact that our gov. treats illegals better than our own veterans/citizens.
        IMHO several things need to be done A.S.A.P. – we need that wall, which will not only make illegals think twice about our country’s resolve, BUT think of all the poison & kids destined for pedophiles it will block.
        Yeah, I know this was about going away gifts, but I tend to try to find solutions to problems and IMHO they should have put the $$$ toward our wall.

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      • Same here. They are brazen in their demands and I’ve even seen some of them holding signs that say ‘Asylum is a right.’ Really? Since they don’t know our language, I’ll give you one guess who made those signs for them.

        That wall could be half built by now, even with the government in charge, but with the Dems taking the House next month, it’s closer to being a dream than a reality.

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