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Watch: Senator Suggests Sending Illegal Children Home on a First Class Flight

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 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 a 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 …

This article first appeared at The Political Insider

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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