There is one thing, more than any other, that Democrats love to do when they have the reigns of power, and that is spend American taxpayer’s money on nonsense.
Even after passing a $1.9 trillion stimulus monstrosity Joe Biden is finding new ways to frivolous spend your hard earned tax dollars, and his latest expenditure involves spending near $86 million on hotel rooms for illegal aliens, The Blaze reported.
With migrant facilities being overwhelming by the massive surge of migrants, the Biden administration’s solution to the border crisis is to house migrants in hotels, but it will come at a hefty cost to the American taxpayer.
The Biden administration has awarded an $86 million contract to pay for hotel rooms to accommodate 1,200 migrant family members who cross the U.S.-Mexico border, Department of Homeland Security officials informed Axios. The hotel rooms in border states such as Texas and Arizona will originally lodge migrants for six months, but “could be extended and expanded.”
The hotel arrangements will be organized through a San Antonio-based non-profit organization called Endeavors, which “connects vulnerable populations across the United States to a wide range of helpful services.” The Endeavors website states that they offer: “Direct care, migrant wellness support, case management, home study and post-release services, staffing, and holistic programming for unaccompanied migrant children and families.”
The Department of Homeland Security told Axios that it has awarded the $86 million contract for hotel rooms designed to house 1,200 migrant families.
The rooms, which will be in states on the border like Arizona and Texas, are designed to be used fr up to six months but “could be extended and expanded.”
The group organizing the hotel arrangements is Endeavors, which emanates from the liberal base of House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, San Francisco.
Endeavors describes itself as a group that “connects vulnerable populations across the United States to a wide range of helpful services.”
Its website says that it offers “Direct care, migrant wellness support, case management, home study and post-release services, staffing, and holistic programming for unaccompanied migrant children and families.”
All of this comes as border crossings has seen a tremendous rise in 2021 from around 7,000 in January to around 19,000 in February, according to numbers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said last week that the the United States is “on pace to encounter more individuals on the southwest border than we have in the last 20 years.”
And now Biden is spending tens of millions of your tax dollars to fix a situation that he and his lax policies have caused.
And on Saturday the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it is opening another facility for unaccompanied child migrants, a practice that some used to call “kids in cages” when Donald Trump was in the White House.
“While ORR has worked to build up its licensed bed capacity to almost 13,500 beds, additional capacity is urgently needed to manage both enhanced COVID-19 mitigation strategies and the increasing numbers of UC referrals from DHS,” a Office of Refugee Resettlement spokesperson said.
“I got notified about an hour ago from HHS, that they’re opening up a new unaccompanied minor facility in PECOS, which is in my district, out in West Texas. This facility is going to house between 500 to 2000, unaccompanied minors, it appears as if they’re targeting unused man camps. These are oil facilities where workers, temporary oil workers, house when they’re operating in the oil gas industry,” Republican Rep. Tony Gonzalez said on Fox News on Saturday. “There is no end in sight, I’m told there’s two other facilities, and they’re also looking at attending this crisis is getting out of control.”