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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Feds Pay Tuition, Child Support for Foreign Minors
Teenagers caught illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border are being transported via plane to states around the nation. One such state is Massachusetts, where a foster care agency is currently seeking foster parents to take the minors in.
Lutheran Social Services, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, is "the only program in the New England states that assists refugee and migrating youth exclusively." The organization seeks out individuals, couples, and families willing to foster illegal immigrant minors from Latin America.
A spokeswoman from Lutheran told Breitbart Texas that foster parents receive financial assistance from the government at a "daily rate." She said that the older the child, the higher the daily payment to foster parents.
"Most of our children are teenagers," she said. "They have crossed the border, so they're older. For youths who are 13 and older, [the payment to foster parents is] $24.79 per day." $24.97 per day adds up to about $750 per month, but foster parents who take in more than one minor can collect thousands of dollars each month.
In addition to standard payments, foster parents additionally receive a "clothing allowance" for the minors every three months.
The spokeswoman pointed out that that healthcare costs for the illegal immigrant minors are "provided for" by the government, and that the children receive "education and tuition assistance."...more