Category: Economy

Jobs, labor-market, unemployment

Migrant family holding center virtually empty

 As Biden spends millions on hotels

by Anna Giaritelli, Homeland Security Reporter

A massive immigration holding center in Texas is hardly being used amid the worsening border situation as the Biden administration instead opts to dole out multimillion, taxpayer-funded contracts to house families in hotels.

The Biden administration has spent $87 million to put families in seven hotels across Arizona and Texas rather than place them in similar permanent family facilities, according to two people familiar with the administration’s plans.

Sources said the Karnes County Family Residential Center is far better equipped to hold hundreds of families even amid the coronavirus pandemic but claimed Biden officials are making a “PR play” and are concerned about the “optics” of holding people at a facility that is operated by a for-profit group. Hotels holding families are overseen by the Family Endeavors nonprofit group and are not required to be licensed because they are not holding people more than 72 hours.

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Commentary and Opinion

 

GOP Senator: Biden Admin Told Us

‘Delete the Pictures’ from Border Visit

By Cameron Arcand

Republican Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso said the Biden administration told him and his colleagues to delete photos they took while visiting the southern border.

In an interview with Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures” this weekend, Barrasso detailed what officials allegedly told him and other lawmakers while touring the border on March 26.

“You’ve seen the video coming out of all of these kids crammed together under the foil blankets, huddling together,” he said.

“We were told to delete the pictures. No one did.”

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Commentary and Opinion

‘What Scares Me’: Former ICE Director Questions

How Many Terrorists Have Crossed The Border Without Getting Apprehended

BY: Mary Rose Corkery

 

The former director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said Wednesday he’s afraid the border’s vulnerability allows suspected terrorists to cross the border.

“The border is vulnerable,” Tom Homan, former acting director of ICE, told Fox News hosts Dana Perino and Bill Hemmer, speaking about reports two men on terrorism watchlists crossed the border in 2021.

“How many got through that we didn’t catch? That’s what scares me,” Homan said.

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