Just 10 days after Obama announced that millions of undocumented immigrants would soon “be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation,” an electronic bulletin reached in-boxes across Washington. In a crucial detail that Obama left out, the Citizenship and Immigration Services agency said it was immediately seeking 1,000 new employees to work in an office building to process “cases filed as a result of the executive actions on immigration.”
“The initial workload will include cases filed as a result of the executive actions on immigration announced on Nov. 20, 2014,” the USCIS bullitin issued on Dec. 1 read.
Providing offices and salaries for these new employees will cost an estimated $48 million, according to a Christmas Day report in The New York Times. It adds that the government will be spending almost $8 million annually in lease payments and some $40 million in annual salaries.