GOP Senators Block McConnell’s Migration Bailout for Sanctuary Cities

Republican senators blocked Democrats’ hidden immigration relief package for sanctuary cities and states when they voted against border legislation pushed by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

A Republican revolt has left Democratic mayors and city politicians scrambling for funds needed to support and hide President Joe Biden’s growing impoverished immigrant population during the 2024 election year.

“This is a big problem for Democrats because they expected the Biden administration to be able to funnel all of this money to states and local allies,” said Jessica Vaughan, policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies, adding that he added.

The governor of Massachusetts is feeling the pressure. She must cut firefighter budgets, requisition recreational facilities in inner cities, and continue paying for hotel rooms for vast numbers of undocumented immigrants. Now there is no help along the way. Checks have not been mailed.

“The state estimates it will cost $915 million to keep the emergency shelter open.” [in 2024]”, boston globe report In December 2023.

Democrats are currently pushing to transfer Medicaid funding for poor Americans to provide housing and assistance subsidies to Democratic imported immigrants.

“What can we do for Massachusetts in the short term? Medicaid exemption Providing Medicaid funding for shelters and services is the best path to federal funding,” said Rep. Jacob Auchincloss (D-Mass.) Said A Boston television station reported on February 9th.

“But it’s not comprehensive. We needed this bill and I’m going to keep fighting for this bill,” he added.

The state’s welcome to immigrants is in the spotlight Approximately 30,000 penniless immigrants Hundreds of millions of dollars in state funds have already been spent on their welfare. Her money flooded into Democratic nonprofit networks hired to shelter and feed immigrants.

of leaderWealth transfers have angered Democratic voters.

“We see homeless people all the time on the streets of New York, and they are American citizens,” sportscaster Stephen Smith said on February 6.

I definitely see it in California. There are poor, needy, hungry people born and raised in this country. How on earth do we come up with a $53 million pilot program for illegal aliens, when those who are here legally were born here and we don’t have enough of them? You can come up with billions of dollars for the country, but somehow you can’t solve the problem of your homeland in any way.

Auchincloss and other Democrats recognize the risks posed by the arrival of immigrants; don’t dare to oppose Party leaders prefer immigrants to Americans:

I have visited migrants in Swansea and other areas and seen their conditions.this border crisis it’s not fair to immigrants [emphasis added]. It’s also unfair to Massachusetts taxpayers, who shoulder a significant financial burden to provide shelter and services.

The failed bill was authored by pro-immigration Democratic leaders and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. The document was so skewed in favor of more immigration that the elected Republican caucus forced Mr. McConnell to reject the deal.

380 pages law It called for about $5 billion in funds to help immigrants, and another $5.6 billion in aid to unspecified “nationals.”

The request states, “Refugee and immigrant assistance…non-profit organizations to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services, including wraparound services, housing assistance, medical assistance, legal assistance, and case management assistance. $2.33 billion in grants or contracts with eligible organizations including

U.S. Customs and Border Protection was supposed to get $6 billion, but $1.4 billion was earmarked for the “Federal Emergency Situation” to support shelter and related activities provided by non-federal entities through the Shelter and Services Program. Management Agency – Federal Assistance.”

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will receive $7.6 billion, of which “$1,287,102,000 will be used for…” Alternative to Detention Programs. ” Despite federal law requiring immigrants to be detained, the program is used to release economic immigrants into the custody of Democratic nonprofit groups.

Once released, the immigrants will take jobs to pay off high-interest debts and earn money to move their families from their home countries to American communities.

The Justice Department was also given funding to secretly provide immigrants with work permits, lawyers, and legal status.

$440,000,000 will go toward a team of immigration judges, including appropriate attorneys, law clerks, paralegals, court administrators, and other support staff, as well as necessary court fees and costs; $36,000,000 will go toward [legal] Representative of a certain incompetent adult.

The bill also included additional payments to government accounts that would be secretly directed to cities run by Democrats.

For example, the State Department would get $5.6 billion for “humanitarian needs” and $3.5 billion for “immigrant and refugee assistance” to Israel, Ukraine, and “other vulnerable peoples and communities.” .

“They had a plan to handle the funds. [migrant] People came from all over the world,” Vaughan said.

Bourne said much of the money included in the border bill was intended to fund Democrats’ vast network of nonprofit nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).

“It’s vast [international] A network of organizations: faith-based organizations, NGOs, contractors, state and local agencies,” Vaughn said.

City and state officials “believe these grants and contracts are beneficial.” [like] “Old-school Republican officials looked closely at defense contracts,” Vaughn said.

These groups employ many Democratic activists, she said, adding, “This is a moneymaker for them, this is how they make a nice living.”

Collectively, these groups function as the “Northern Immigration Cartel,” helping poor migrants be relayed from their home countries to Democratic cities via chains of smugglers and cartels within Mexico and federal agencies along the border. Vaughn said.

But the failure of the border bill will not starve the northern cartels, she added.

Democrats in the federal government have many ways to smuggle other money into northern cartels, she said. “It’s very difficult to track,” she said.

They would end up taking advantage of some existing, long-standing federal aid programs for states and localities. They were originally established for other purposes, but they have been cleverly redefined and written into regulations to allow states and local governments extra flexibility. In how they spend their money. For example, there is a fund of federal money meant to funnel grants to school districts for homeless students. For years, the federal government has allowed school districts to use large amounts of that money for homeless student assistance programs. [younger migrants dubbed “Unaccompanied Alien Children] UAC…

They take a “whole-of-government approach” to these things. So they try to find any extra money they can find from every grant program and make it available to states and local allies to soften the blow.

One of the recent reports It is estimated that the Department of Health and Human Services spent approximately $20 billion on immigrant assistance programs in 2022 and 2023.

Many Democratic-run cities are now cutting funding for Americans to shelter and hide new immigrants.

“After October 2022, [Chicago] “We have spent $138 million to assist thousands of migrants arriving primarily from Texas, but the public is largely kept in the dark about where that money is going,” Axios said. report In December 2023.

In Colorado, the city of Denver is preparing to devote 10% of this year’s general fund budget to the immigration crisis, according to a Jan. 2 report. report adds:

Mayor Mike Johnston said it would cost Denver an estimated $180 million in 2024 if large numbers of immigrants continued to flow into Denver and the city continued to shelter them.

“I have a seven-year-old granddaughter. We live in a tent. I’m sad because I can’t sleep. It’s too cold,” said Niles, a migrant who lives in the camp with 10 of his family members. Ta.

Niles arrived in Denver after several months of travel from Venezuela. Her grandchildren are 6 months and 7 years old. In between coughs, her granddaughter Camila said she was always sick and her family didn’t have the money to buy the medicine she needed.

Sources say costs are rising faster in New York. Forecast for February 6th Mayor Eric Adams:

Testifying at the state Capitol in Albany, the mayor told lawmakers that the state needs to cover at least half of the cost of caring for immigrants to avoid major budget cuts to the city. , the mayor’s team estimated the budget at $4.6 billion.

“We are the economic engine of the state,” Adams said. “And we’re always here for the state. We need the state to come to this city for us right now.”

This fee is also imposed on many small towns, such as Whitewater, Wisconsin, and many counties, such as Rockland County, New York.

Vaughan said a reasonable estimate is that the federal government spends “$5 billion to $10 billion” a year to quietly settle immigrants in the United States.

The money is appropriated each year in the agency’s budget and typically receives no visible oversight from Josue and Republicans on the Senate Appropriations Committee, officials said.

No matter how much money is spent on settling new immigrants, she said, it will be “minor compared to the amount of money that will be needed over their lifetime” to keep them out of poverty. said.



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