The American people can’t be blamed for confusion over Joe Biden’s official policy on illegal immigration, but a cursory look at federal funding flowing into immigration-related nonprofits might clear things up for them.
Since the start of the Biden term, the White House has been all over the place on immigration, one minute signaling an open border, the next treating the growing crisis like an invasion. The cognitive dissonance of expanding Title 42 to include Venezuelan dissidents and, almost simultaneously, bragging of convincing the mayor of El Paso to hold off declaring a state of emergency has been stunning to watch. And while these policy contradictions play out before the midterms, fentanyl is pouring across the border and Mexican cartels are becoming unimaginably wealthy.
So where does the Biden White House actually stand? The answer is in the money. And the nonprofits who receive it.
In July, a little-known nonprofit called the Acacia Center for Justice with ties to the left-leaning Vera Institute of Justice received “$41 million in taxpayer-backed government contracts” to “to help illegal immigrants fight deportation amid the escalating border crisis,” Fox News reported:
“’The objective of the Acacia Center for Justice (“Acacia”) is to expand on Vera’s work over the past twenty years in providing legal support and representation to immigrants facing deportation through the development, coordination and management of national networks of legal services providers serving immigrants across the country,’ the group’s website states.
…The Vera Institute, which views immigration enforcement agencies as a “threat” to civil liberties, hauled in a massive $171 million government contract in March to help unaccompanied minors avoid deportation, Fox News Digital previously reported.”
Using taxpayer funds to help people entering the country illegally avoid deportation has conservative policy makers and pundits starting to ask questions, especially since it seems to have ramped up lately. The legacy media doesn’t report much on the crisis of illegal immigration at the southern border, but they’ve been doing a lot of reporting on the lack of funds to nonprofits that help border crossers.
Just before stopgap spending was approved at the end of September, Roll Call reported “[b]oth the White House and Senate Democratic leadership hope[d] to include language in an upcoming stopgap funding measure to boost assistance for local nonprofits that help asylum-seekers.”
Shortly thereafter, The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) began announcing the receipt of grants from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to their affiliates – including left-of-center Catholic Charities – to help “expand [the network’s] range of services for our low-income immigrant clients on their path to citizenship”.
While helping illegal immigrants fight deportation and walk a path toward citizenship sounds like a noble goal, there’s an inherent “inequity” in the system:
[T]he notion of using government money to represent undocumented residents strikes some as unfair. U.S. citizens who are parties in other civil proceedings aren’t provided a lawyer, so why should someone who is in the country illegally, asks Lora Ries, senior research fellow for homeland security at the Heritage Foundation.
Former New York Lieutenant Governor and columnist Betsy McCaughey, writing in July of this year, sees something altogether more sinister in the funding of nonprofits to carry out the work of assimilating border crossers: money laundering in the pursuit of facilitating illegal immigration:
Democratic politicians want to maximize illegal immigration, but they don’t want their fingerprints on it. The remedy: pay so-called charities that will do the work for them. Who’s in on this scam? President Joe Biden, and politicians across the country including Gov. Kathy Hochul, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and our own Mayor Eric Adams.
Even before crossing the border, migrants still in Mexico are being handed debit cards loaded with $800 a month to enable them to pay for necessities. The gift cards are distributed by the non-profit Organization for Migration, thanks to money provided by the US State Department.
Other reporting backs this up. Joshua Philipp of Epoch Times aired a special on Sept. 29th detailing human trafficking at the border and wondered, “[H]ow can charity groups cover such high costs? If law enforcement is passing immigrants to charities, is it through a legal agreement? Who pays for it? Is this a local issue or something bigger?”
All great questions. As usual, the answer lies in where the money goes.
Reprinted with Permission from - Townhall by – Sarah Lee
We’ll, there saying over 5 million illegals have entered our country during the last 2 years. At $800 a month and I’m sure it’s far more than that, who’s paying the tens of billions of dollars for these illegals to overrun and completely infiltrate our system. This after a highly questionable pandemic and a global supply chain disaster, we’ll all of this is extremely small potatoes compared to what’s right around the corner, a global disaster and yes it’s going to be here also, A food shortage will guaranteed be here and sooner than later! This administration and it’s completely clueless leader used up our emergency oil reserves to try to make up for the closing of our pipelines and the punishing restrictions they burdened our oil refineries with, we’ll be out of diesel fuel in a few weeks! Yes, and then how does our product get from point A to B ? Answer, it doesn’t, and let’s not forget our trucking industry, railways, cargo and supertankers, farm equipment, EVERYTHING!!! Needs diesel fuel to keep our system and economy healthy and running. Shut off the fuel and guess what happens? Yes , starvation, famine, riots, and total chaos, that’s exactly what this foolish and destructive administration and president just did to all of us!
This installed administration is hell bent on destroying America. Treasonous traitors, every last one of them
The sooner the incompetent non-presidential, Biden, and his totally incompetent administration, and the Leftest in Congress are removed, cannot come fast enough! They are destroying our beloved nation, day, after day, after day. This has got to be stopped!
you hit the nail on the head! I couldn’t agree more! America is being swept into the sewer right along with all the sewer rats! in all my years I have never seen such corruption from one politician party … the DemonRats have reached a new low!!!
They let in illegals for votes they are trying to eliminate proving you a citizen They will do anything to stay in power
“We The People” are being drowned by these evil leftists policies. Beware of the idolatry of money!!!
Sounds unlawful to me, but what do you expect from the Democrats.
It costs the taxpayer waaaay more to keep this illegals in the country than it would to put them on planes and fly them back to where they came from. I say take them back home!
AND, our government has been (collectively) pitiful stewards of the hard earned money we have entrusted them with. Yes, we need to put the big spenders out of office. DO NOT RE-ELECT BIG SPENDERS!
iPhone, food, medical, Room, all at taxpayer expense
Why in blazes should we pay income taxes to the “Infernal Revenue Service this year???” I would love to be a member in an organization who will say NO to the IRS this year and get off scot free!
The Feds have NOT earned the right to our money after giving away $80 Billion to the Taliban and opening the doors to an illegal invasion!
I sure hope the DemocRats go down in massive flames on Nov. 8th! They have earned it!
The result of not paying income taxes will merely increase drastically the rate of inflation on the Nation’s monetary system and will be in a position beyond crisis. The first step in stopping the fiscal crisis being created by Biden and henchmen is come up with a balanced budget amendment … but, of course, that won’t happen. I cannot see any hope short of a financial crisis matching or exceeding the disaster of the 1930’s financial debacle. It is indeed scary times for the welfare of this Nation being brought on by the morphing of this Nation’s fall into Communistic governance known as the DemocRat Party.
A balanced budget should be required of the federal government just as it is for the states! REQUIRED – make it a law!! We’ll have to get new people in Congress to accomplish the latter!
We would be arrested if we didn’t pay up BUT we can vote against the BIG SPENDERS and vote against them! Do your homework and find out who they are. Do not vote for them again!
Remember everybody, Hitler was a SOCIALIST of the SOCIALIST DEMOCRAT PARTY who became
DICTATOR of Germany.
Look what happened…MILLIONS DIED. WWII.
History repeating itself right before your eyes in the White House with
DICTATOR Beijing biden in Communist China’s back pocket and DICTATOR Beijing biden Pushing for NUCLEAR WAR. WWIII.
How many BILLIONS will die this time?
Once again, the Biden administration has misused tax payer money for an a project that DOES NOT BENEFIT THIS NATION AT ALL. Time for these illegal projects to come to light and the misappropriated funds be return to the nation’s coffer. IT TIME FOR ACCOUNTABILITY before its too late.
DICTATOR Beijing biden’s ILLEGAL and UNCONSTITUTIONAL
ILLEGAL ALIEN TERRORIST INVASION and USING OUR TAX DOLLARS to FUND IT GIVING them cellphones and Government Benefits IS IMMEDIATE IMPEACHMENT grounds on 1-20-21.
COMMUNIST harris BAILING OUT
TERRORIST antifa and TERRORIST blm while running for VP, AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED her BEFORE 2020 Election.
So, WHY ARE THEY STILL IN OUR WHITE HOUSE?
WHERE’S the DOJ? Forgot, the DOJ
ONLY goes after and ATTACKS CONSERVATIVES and AMERICANS
including PRESIDENT TRUMP.
HILLDOG clinton STILL RUNNING FREE.
Eric Holder STILL RUNNING FREE from being GUILTY in CONTEMPT of CONGRESS.
Hunter biden STILL RUNNING FREE.
It seems that the left is more interested in helping illegal immigrants than it’s own U.S. citizens. Nothing new here.
The reason he is helping is that it is fuel to come up with illegal election voters!!!!