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ENVELOPES OF CASH: Watchdog Says $1B+ in Taxpayer Funds Going to Migrants.

Center for Immigration Studies Reveals the True Cost of the Crisis.

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However bad you think it is, it’s worse…

According to a report from Washington-based watchdog group the Center for Immigration Studies, the humanitarian crisis at the southern border is costing U.S. taxpayers somewhere in the neighborhood of $1.4 billion dollars.

“Biden is directly footing the bill for at least part of facilitating the most voluminous mass migration crisis in U.S. history, now in its fourth straight year,” said the report from CIS senior national security fellow Todd Bensman.

The Biden Administration has also provided $1.4 billion dollars to the International Organization of Migration, a United Nations group that helps immigrants get to the U.S. border from Central and South America.

“The State Department openly acknowledges issuing guidance to field staff on budget and planning coordination for the Latin American effort, and it has turned over operation of major U.S. government policy initiatives in Latin America, such as an expansion of ‘refugee’ centers and management of a no-interest ‘international travel loan’ programs,” Bensman said.

“It hurts the country by easing the northward path for mainly economic immigrants who voluntarily make the journey knowing in advance that all of their basic needs will be provided for and that border policies virtually guarantee their entry and long-term stay,” Bensman adds.

Bensman also discovered the means in which financial assistance is handed out to migrants — and it’s better than the way the majority of American citizens are treated.

“The U.N. has entrusted faith-based establishment NGOs with handling a lot of the $372 million in ‘Cash and Voucher Assistance’ and ‘Multipurpose Cash Assistance’ the broader endeavor will hand out to an estimated 624,000 migrants ‘in-transit’ to the United States during 2024. That money is most often handed out, other U.N. documents show, as pre-paid, rechargeable debit cards, but also hard ‘cash in envelopes,’ bank transfers, and mobile transfers that the U.S. border-bound travelers can use for whatever they want,” said Bensman.

Meanwhile, President Biden continues to claim he’s doing everything he can to secure the southern border while blaming Congress for dragging its feet. But the truth of the matter is this: Biden undid Trump-era policies with a pen and he can reinstate them just as easily.

What will it be, Mr. President? We have a crisis to solve.