Joe Biden Begs Federal Employees to Take Paid Leave to Help Border Crossers
Admin's desperate plea landed this week in the email inboxes of employees
The Biden administration is begging federal employees to take paid leave to provide care to thousands of unaccompanied alien children (UACs), according to reports.
The New York Times reported that the Biden administration sent emails to federal employees asking them to take paid leave to help care for UACs as the boder crisis spirals out of control.
The Times reported:
The desperate plea landed this week in the email inboxes of employees in government agencies like the Department of Homeland Security and NASA:
Will you consider taking a four-month paid leave from your job to help care for migrant children in government-run shelters packed with new arrivals at the border?
A briefing memo sent to administration officials this week directed the health department to “identify and deploy all available federal volunteers to support” the effort to address the increase of minors, a drive reflected by the email seeking government workers to help.
As of Friday, 2,722 employees across the government have volunteered, in most cases with their salaries being picked up by the health department.
Some are caring for children at shelters.
Others are helping with case management, I.T. services, food delivery, transportation, and other logistics.
The redeployment of thousands of federal employees comes as the Biden administration faces a massive crisis at the border after Biden axed Trump's border policies after taking office.
Almost 170,000 border crossers, including more than 18,600 UACs, nearly 53,000 family units, and nearly 97,000 single adults, were apprehended by federal immigration officials.
This marks a 72 percent increase in a single month, and a 243 percent increase compared to March 2020
There is also a surge of crossers illegally entering the U.S. without being detected by federal immigration officials.
The Biden administration was also reportedly looking into plans to send taxpayer-funded payouts to potential migrants in Latin America in the hope it will stop them from traveling north to the United States.
The reports emerge as Biden's crisis at the southern border continues to spiral out of control, Reuters reported.
The possible cash transfer program would be targeted at people in the Northern Triangle region of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, Roberta Jacobson, the White House’s southern border coordinator, told Reuters in an interview, without saying who exactly would receive the cash.