Fiscal conservative are questioning Joe Biden’s plan to house illegal migrants in hotel rooms across Texas and Arizona; pointing out the program will cost about $284,000 for a family of four.
“This raises questions if half of the $86.9 million in ICE contract proceeds will likewise be allocated toward employee and executive compensation instead of migrant services or housing,” writes Sen. Blackburn of Tennessee.
“As the current contract stands, the cost to taxpayers for housing 1,200 migrant families for six months is about $71,000 per person,” Blackburn adds. “For a family of four, that amounts to a shocking $284,000 — enough to buy a small house.”
The average home value in Texas in 2021 is $213,000.
“It is unclear whether this nonprofit has ever previously managed a contract of this magnitude, housed a migrant population of this size or served vulnerable children without putting them at further risk,” Blackburn wrote.
“DHS and ICE must provide commitments to assure Congress and the American public that Endeavors is up for the task of securely and efficiently housing illegal immigrants without resulting in waste or abuse of taxpayer dollars, or worse, harming vulnerable migrant children,” Blackburn concludes.
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