Biden Accused of Using Taxpayer Funds to Give Illegal Aliens Hotel Rooms
House Republicans blast Biden admin for diverting money from Americans
Democrat Joe Biden's administration has been accused of diverting taxpayer money away from Americans to give illegal alien border crossers free hotel rooms and transportation in the United States.
A group of House Republicans is demanding to know how many billions of dollars in American taxpayer money Biden is spending on border crossers after they enter the U.S. illegally.
Ten House Republicans sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, calling for answers.
The group is asking the administration to disclose the true cost of paying for border crossers to enjoy free public services like hotel rooms and transportation.
The Republicans — including Reps. Byron Donalds (R-FL) and Andy Biggs (R-AZ) — told Becerra they are "deeply concerned" about the spending.
The letter references recent reports that HHS has already diverted at least $2 billion in tax dollars to pay for illegal aliens.
The House Republicans write:
… we are deeply concerned about reports that the Department of Health and Human Services has diverted more than $2 billion that Congress appropriated for COVID-19-related health initiatives toward covering the cost of housing and transportation of unaccompanied immigrant children. [Emphasis added]
Every child on earth deserves dignity and a safe place to live and grow, but it is the Biden administration’s policies that are encouraging children to make the dangerous trek to our southern border.
This must end for the safety and security of these migrant children, the lives of whom your administration’s policies are putting at risk each and every day.
It is further disheartening to hear that the Biden administration has been awarding contracts to put up migrant families in hotel rooms and move them around the country on buses and commercial airplanes, as some of us have witnessed when flying domestically.
Our frustration is further exacerbated by the aforementioned misguided decision to divert billions of dollars away from helping Americans deal with COVID-19 so that illegal aliens can rest in hotels, courtesy of the taxes you have taken from American workers. [Emphasis added]
As part of the Biden administration’s expansive Catch and Release operation, tens of thousands of border crossers set for release into the U.S. stay in migrant hotels before being flown into the nation’s interior on commercial flights, according to Breitbart.
The Biden administration has plans to open another migrant hotel in Yuma, Arizona, which the nonprofit Endeavors will coordinate.
The migrant hotel in Yuma would be one of the many migrant hotels funded by an $86 million operation the Biden administration has set up with American taxpayer funds.
Border crossers may bypass photo identification requirements, board flights without a photo ID, and do not have to prove they are negative for the coronavirus.