Outrageous Mexican Gov't Paying to Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation from the U.S.
A controversial program created by the Obama administration allows unauthorized immigrants to avoid deportation and even get work permits to stay in the U.S. for two years.
Since 2012, nearly 600,000 people have received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, but a new report claims that the Mexican government actually pays the $465 application fee for many immigrants and, in some cases, even the more expensive fees to hire an immigration attorney.
Jordan Sekulow joined Peter Johnson Jr. on Fox and Friends Weekend and explained that the Mexican government has acknowledged that it runs a program in 50 consulates across the U.S. to help Mexican immigrants receive DACA status.
Sekulow noted that Mexico receives approximately $340 million per year in aid from the U.S.
"They're then taking millions of our dollars back to the U.S. to pay for people who are here illegally to stay, not to return to Mexico, but to stay right here," Sekulow stated, adding that U.S. government officials have said that the DACA application money and its sources can't be tracked, so it doesn't matter where it comes from.
Sekulow suggested that a change in the U.S. Senate is what is needed to put heat on President Obama to reevaluate this controversial program.
Watch the clip from Fox and Friends Weekend above.