On Sunday, Fox News reported that the Biden Administration spent $86 million to house illegal immigrants who broke the law to enter the U.S.
The Biden administration has awarded ICE an $86.9 million contract for hotel rooms near the border to provide temporary shelter and processing services for families who have not been expelled from the United States but have been placed in immigration proceedings for their removal.
The contract, through Texas-based nonprofit Endeavors, provides 1,239 beds and “other necessary services.” The families will receive a comprehensive health assessment, including COVID-19 testing. The announcement comes days after White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Thursday that the White House planned to provide 2.5 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico.
That’s a pretty eye-popping sum of tax payer money to spend on people who shouldn’t be here in the first place.
It is especially egregious after the manner in which this administration treated vast numbers of National Guard troops who deployed to Washington, D.C. in the days following the Capitol riot.
The Democrats used these soldiers as props to bolster their false narrative that Trump supporting extremists posed a threat to their safety. When it came to arranging proper accommodations for these men, however, they couldn’t be bothered.
Large numbers of men were forced to sleep in a cold parking garage. In addition, it was widely reported several weeks ago that troops were receiving insufficient, undercooked and even contaminated food.
At Monday’s White House press briefing, press secretary Jennifer Psaki was questioned about this unequal treatment.
Newsmax reporter Emerald Robinson brought up the $86 million payment and asked Psaki, “How can you square that with the National Guard troops, who were sleeping in parking garages … some of them got sick from having contaminated food. That’s a disparity a lot of people are pointing out. That our National Guard was treated one way and then the illegal immigrants are going to be put in hotel rooms.
Psaki, of course, said that when they became aware of the conditions, the President addressed the situation right away. Watch her try to defend the indefensible in the clip below.
Does she really believe she’s fooling anyone?
Reporter: Why are illegal immigrants now getting hotel rooms when the National Guard in DC were left to sleep on the ground in parking garages?
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 22, 2021