ONLY IN AMERICA: Biden releases $77M to aid illegal immigration

 Faced with uncontrolled illegal immigration in the U.S., the administration of President Joe Biden has added fuel to the fire by releasing an additional $77 million to 53 non-government organizations (NGOs) and cities in federal grants as assistance for sheltering border crossers and illegal aliens released into their communities.

The announcement was made earlier by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. According to John Binder of Breitbart News, the recipients include NGOs like the Catholic Charities, United Way, Mission: Border Hope, and Louisiana Advocates for Immigrants in Detention, which depend on illegal immigration to maintain their operations.

Sanctuary cities, such as Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Albuquerque and New York are also recipients of millions in taxpayer money through this program.

In sum, DHS has currently sent over $770 million to NGOs and sanctuary cities for their efforts to facilitate illegal immigration.

The bulk of taxpayer money is flowing through the newly created Shelter and Services Program (SSP), which was designed to funnel funding from the federal government to NGOs and sanctuary cities that assist with their mass immigration goals.

Grumbling among Democrats and sanctuary city officials

Since Biden took office, more than five million illegal aliens have been encountered along the U.S.-Mexico border with millions released directly into American communities. Some Democrats and sanctuary city officials are reportedly complaining to the White House about the growing cost of illegal immigration.

In his published report, Binder said a number of current and former Biden administration officials who spoke anonymously to CBS News, Democrats in Congress and those representing sanctuary cities have said illegal immigration is crippling their public infrastructure, social services and immigration courts.  

In New York City alone, more than 100,000 border crossers and illegal aliens arrived since the spring of last year.

"In every part of New York, the system is strained," a Biden official told CBS News. "The courts are backlogged. There are lines outside the ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] office. Shelters are full. It's just too many people."

Biden has added an illegal alien population to the U.S. equivalent to that of Nebraska and Hawaii, according to Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement chairman Tom McClintock.

"You've already released more than 2.1 million illegal immigrants into this country since you took office – that's a population the size of the state of Nebraska," McClintock told Mayorkas last month.

"While the Border Patrol has been consumed by taking names and changing diapers at the border, 1.5 million known getaways have illegally entered the country as well. That's an additional illegal population the size of the state of Hawaii."

Binder reported that the cost to Americans is enormous.

Annually, the 11 to 12 million illegal aliens living in the U.S. cost taxpayers more than $143 billion. It does not include any of the social and economic costs associated with illegal immigrants, such as higher housing prices, depleted wages, lost jobs, increased crime and strained public resources at hospitals and schools.

Last March, Senate Republicans reintroduced a resolution to return the public charge rule to its prior version.

In early 2020, the Donald Trump Administration finalized a federal regulation known as the "public charge" rule that made it less likely for foreign nationals to secure green cards if they had previously used welfare programs like food stamps, Medicaid or taxpayer-funded housing.

However, Biden threw out the rule imposed by Trump, blowing open the door for welfare-dependent immigration to the United States.

The House also filed an identical version of the latest resolution.

"We have millions of our own American citizens without health insurance and receiving SNAP benefits, as well as hundreds of thousands sleeping on the streets at night," Texas Rep. Troy Nehls said. "Instead of making it a priority to find our citizens homes, meals and health insurance, Joe Biden continues to exacerbate the issue." 

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