Sunday, September 25, 2022

Biden Wants More Taxpayer Money to Transport ILLEGAL Immigrants Around U.S.; Republicans Probing if Biden Plans to Use Amtrak to Transport Illegal Aliens for Immigration Processing

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Biden wants more taxpayer money to transport illegal immigrants around U.S.:
It’s not just Texas that’s busing illegal immigrants deep into the country — Uncle Sam is doing it too by paying nonprofit organizations tens of millions of dollars to help transport and settle migrants into more communities.
The Biden administration is sending the money through the Federal Emergency Management Agency via a program created in the 1980s to deal with homelessness.
In recent years, that homeless mission has been overtaken by the task of helping illegal immigrants who have been caught and released at the border take their first steps toward settling in the U.S.
President Biden asked this month for an infusion of cash for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program at FEMA. He said the border situation has become too much to handle with current funding.
He also sought an infusion for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement so the deportation agency can help shuttle migrants around the country, and he asked for $1.8 billion more for the Health and Human Services Department to house illegal immigrant children and provide assistance more broadly to other border jumpers.
The requests are part of the administration’s proposal for continuing government funding into fiscal 2023, which starts Oct. 1. Congress hasn’t made progress on the annual spending bills and is expected to pass a continuing resolution that would maintain 2022 funding levels into the next fiscal year.
Still, Mr. Biden said some needs are urgent, and immigration spending is part of that. In a document submitted to Congress, the White House blamed “emerging needs along the southern border.”
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, the top Republican on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs appropriations subcommittee, said the money the White House is requesting doesn’t begin to address the fundamentals of the border crisis. --->READ MORE HERE
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Republicans probing if Biden plans to use Amtrak to transport illegal aliens for immigration processing:
House Republicans are eyeing a probe into whether President Biden and administration officials are planning to use Amtrak to transport illegal aliens from portions of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Nineteen GOP lawmakers on the House Transportation Committee say that with Biden eager to end Title 42, a pandemic emergency order to expel illegal aliens at the border, the public deserves answers over how the White House plans to deal with the surge in migration.
"We are concerned about the impact that a significantly greater border surge could cause to your services and the potential use of Amtrak in the administration’s response to its self-created border crisis," lawmakers on the panel wrote in a letter to Amtrak and administration officials on Wednesday.
Republicans, in particular, worry the White House is planning to utilize Amtrak to transport migrants from one section of the U.S-Mexico border to another for processing if immigration checkpoints are inundated with new arrivals.
"Such a situation would cause disruptions for Amtrak customers as well as interrupt freight traffic that could further exacerbate the supply chain crisis," the lawmakers wrote. It "would also constitute an unconscionable use of significant amounts of taxpayer funds and resources to aid in the vast movement of illegal migrants into American communities."
GOP lawmakers on the transportation committee are requesting a briefing on any discussions that may have taken place between Amtrak officials and the White House on the topic. --->READ MORE HERE
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