It is currently estimated that about 60,000 unaccompanied children from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador will reach our southern border this year; all seeking asylum. President Obama has told Congress he wants $3.7 billion to fix this immigration nightmare. But, if you do the math, his funding requests equals about $61,700 per child; and, this amount is above the thousands that this government is already spending to detain, health check, and bus these kids to either families or other detention centers throughout the United States.
All indications are that almost all of the $62K per child is really needed to feed and cloth and process these children through the immigration and court systems and "not" to prevent, deter, or block these children from overrunning the country. Of course, any sane person would say that's a lot of money, on a per child basis to be spending, and still not stop the migration of these kids.
Once again, Obama wants to throw money at the symptom and not address the real issue. Of course, if the Republican House doesn't approve his funding request, he will do what he always does and blame them for blocking his efforts to solve the problem. This is all he really wants so that he can again use it a campaign tool in advance of the Fall elections; never once putting this country above political maneuvering.
Surge in unaccompanied child immigrants spurs White House reaction: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/surge-in-unaccompanied-child-immigrants-spurs-white-house-reaction/
Obama holds off on deportation changes, seeks $3.7B to address border crisis: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/08/white-house-funding-border-policy-changes/