NTF issue paper: president73.doc. 3-21.

. The illegitimate Biden Regime, among other nefarious proposals, has reversed many of the initiatives promulgated by President Trump to stem the tide of illegal immigration over our southern border, enticed by promises of residency, citizenship, and welfare. Upon assuming office, Biden quickly welcomed illegal aliens at our border by pledging asylum, amnesty, and government benefits to millions he considers worthy of eventual citizenship. In January, the Regime nullified another Trump policy by stopping the return of unaccompanied minors to Mexico following Mexican government complaints. Unfortunately, his rhetoric resulted in several cataclysmic events, including a tidal wave surge of illegals massing at and crossing the border. The Department of Homeland Security admitted this week that we will encounter more migrants on our southwest border than during the last 20 years, a statement echoed by a senior official with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

. This surge resulted in insufficient housing space for illegal aliens. The Biden Regime let an $86.9 million contract for swank hotels to house families and children pouring across the border. This contract made with Endeavors, a Texas nonprofit operating housing services programs. Arizona and Texas brand name hotels now hold over 1,239 illegals, welcomed with family receptions. Taxpayers are spending $71,666 per alien. The contract translates into as much as $395 per night, so the lodging is first class. Customs and Border Protection requested airplanes to fly thousands of illegal aliens to northern state hotels in Montana, North Dakota, and Michigan. The Regime will extend and expand this service. Montana Gov. Steve Daines reported that several Biden Regime shipments of migrants had arrived in his state, near the Canadian border, boarded in upscale hotels. Rep. Elise Stefanik (N.Y) called the policy dangerous, saying it would put the safety of her North Country community and our border law enforcement officers at risk. Stefanik represents NY Cong. Dist. 21, which borders Canada. This scheme seems especially outrageous and untenable at a time when American citizens cannot cross the Northern Border to visit their relatives, tour, or go shopping. The $1.9 trillion White House stimulus spending package included NO funding for the Border Patrol. Yet, Biden found tax money to house illegal aliens. FEMA sent $110 million to nonprofits and government agencies to provide housing, food, and medicine for illegal aliens. Perhaps the Ritz Carlton can offer a “Stimulus Check” weekend getaway for illegal aliens. One night at the AAA-rated three diamond Best Western Plus Laredo Inn & Suites for 2 adults and 2 children includes a free breakfast, pool, refrigerator, and microwave (Center for Immigration Studies, Andrew Arthur, 3-23 2021). Under the Trump border ban, all these illegals would have faced immediate deportation. The southern border is suffering its largest surge of migrants in decades, numbering about 2 million by the end of March, 2021, numbers doubling between January and February. Single minors crossing increased from 5,694 in Jan. to 9,297 in February. The Border Patrol estimates that 117,000 minors will cross the border in 2021. Housed families receive full health assessments that include COVID-19 testing, therapeutic services, mental health care, victim services, private rooms, clothing, food services, snacks, unlimited phone access, recreational facilities at the hotels like swimming pool and sauna, access to free legal services, educational resources, social workers and case managers to help with travel and finding future destinations, and “culturally appropriate” trauma case management, home study, and post-release services for kids and their sponsors. These illegals will be living in hotels for at least 6 months. They have no requirement to wear ankle bracelets or undergo another form of monitoring. They can escape into the community and disappear, the criminal element at large. The Regime is releasing illegal immigrants into U.S. communities without providing them a court date for an asylum or other hearing, a wholesale repudiation of U.S. immigration law and border integrity.

. The Regime still publicly declares that this border is not open and still denies the influx is of crisis proportions. It lies that migrant families will face deportation to Mexico or other home countries, because over 50% of the 19,000 family members caught at the border in February never expelled. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blatantly fibbed that the Biden Regime has the situation “under control.” Yet, Biden cronies continue to illogically blame the Trump Administration for the migrant surge. Forewarned of the coming surge, the Regime still ill-prepared and lacking the capacity to deal with it. Biden is trying to conceal the sheer scope of the influx by shipping the illegals away from the southern border, including some to hotels at the opposite end of the country.

. This influx is straining federal resources and plaguing border towns with unwelcome guests, overwhelming their civic services. Biden bears sole responsibility for this border crisis because of his policies. A South American migrant who recently crossed the border admitted that he crossed because Biden was now president, that he would not have crossed if Trump was still president. Another illegal who traveled from Guatemala with her 10-year-old son admitted that she made the trip now because “Biden promised that we could cross with minors.” Child and sex traffickers, human smugglers, and members of drug cartels are part of the current wave. Quickly releasing these thousands after fingerprinting and assigning a future court date will see them disappear all over the country and encourage more aliens to trek here. A percentage of these migrants carry, sometimes unknowingly, the COVID-19 virus, which they will spread into unsuspecting U.S. communities. Mexico is refusing the return of its minors, and the Regime stopped returning minors caught by the Border Patrol to home nations. Only 42% of minors caught by the Border Patrol deported in 2021 to Mexico, fewer than the 91% in Oct. 2020 under Trump. Economic insecurity, homelessness, and unemployment continue to devastate the lives of millions of Americans, while the Biden Regime focuses aid on the plight of migrants seeking a cheap path to U.S. residency at the southern border and nourishing on our welfare system. The money comes from $510 million that the American Rescue Plan Act set aside to “assist organizations in communities across the country dedicated to providing food, shelter, and supportive services to Americans with economic emergencies, including our hungry and homeless populations.

. Rep. Lisa McClain (Mich.) found this largesse very troubling and evidenced concern about migrants spreading the coronavirus. “We already know these illegal aliens are not being tested for the coronavirus before being released into Texas communities. We cannot let this happen in Michigan,” she said. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott excoriated the Biden mishandling of the immigration crisis at the border for allowing a minor migrant facility to open despite having unsafe water and another facility with a COVID-19 outbreak. While the Regime generously houses illegals, it ignores homeless military veterans. One vet complained that “this administration is putting more money into people that have never contributed to this society and to me that is very heartbreaking.” He noted that veterans suffer disabilities and have mental issues, that funding should help those who have served our country. While illegal aliens enjoy room and maid service courtesy of American taxpayers, National Guard troops in D.C. to guard the Regime slept on concrete floors in a parking garage. Our immigration service was unprepared for open border policies.

. This administration stopped Trump deportations, ended migrant protocols, ended construction of the border wall, and requested from Congress amnesty and funding for millions of illegal immigrants. Trump put Americans First; Biden puts Americans Last. If conservatives cannot reverse this course, the flow of migrants will not stop or slow. Pockets of 3rd World cesspools will mushroom across the nation, including Nebraska. Using the information above, lobby your congressman and Sen. Fischer to introduce and support remedial legislation to first halt the inflow of illegal aliens and secondly defund their permanent settlement here. Email netaxpayers@gmail.com for congressional contact information and to join our President Watch Project.

Research, documentation, and analysis for this issue paper done by Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom. This material copyrighted by Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom, with express prior permission granted for its use by other groups in the NE Conservative Coalition Network. 3-21. C

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