Senator Ron Johnson Expresses Concern over Use of Taxpayer Funds to Transport Migrants

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) wrote to Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to express concern over a report that the Biden administration will disperse immigrants throughout the country.

According to a report from NBC News, leaked documents from DHS demonstrated that the agency will send immigrants “farther into the interior of the country, beginning with Los Angeles in the coming weeks.”

Johnson’s letter highlighted the ongoing crisis at the border and the record number of migrants that have been encountered by border officials.

“The Biden administration’s open border policies have caused a crisis at our southern border. Border Patrol has already apprehended more than 1.4 million illegal aliens this fiscal year, and is on pace for a record year at the southern border. Under your leadership, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released more than 1 million illegal aliens into the interior of the U.S. Recent reports indicate that DHS is using taxpayer dollars to reimburse nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to transport these illegal aliens across the country,” Johnson wrote.

According to Johnson, the plan will rely on taxpayer funds in order to move the migrants.

“It appears that a recently leaked DHS plan doubles down on this administration’s efforts to charge taxpayers for illegal aliens’ travel. According to this plan, DHS would pay to transport aliens away from the border and deeper into the U.S. Under DHS’s plan, taxpayers would foot the bill to send aliens to cities such as Los Angeles, California; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Houston and Dallas, Texas,” the senator added. “Taxpayer dollars should be used to secure our border, not further exacerbate the Biden border crisis.”

In addition to the leaked documents, the Washington Examiner detailed that the Biden administration has signed a contract to house unaccompanied migrant children in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Cooper Moran is a reporter for The Wisconsin Daily Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected].




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