• July 23, 2024

Biden Spending Millions On Illegal Immigration Failure And Refuses To Stop

The Biden administration has allocated tens of millions of dollars to Latin American nations to address the “root causes” of illegal immigration, even as southern border crossings reach unprecedented levels.

A review of foreign spending data reveals that the Biden administration has spent a minimum of $40 million on immigration-related projects in Latin America during fiscal year 2023. These initiatives purportedly aim to reduce illegal immigration from the region.

As part of the administration’s strategy to curb illegal immigration, funds have been directed towards various projects. While President Biden has increased financial support to Latin American countries, Republican lawmakers have advocated for increased funding for security measures at the southern border. Critics attribute the surge in border crossings to Biden’s lenient asylum policies and the reversal of Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy.

Ira Mehlman from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) asserts that the true root cause of the illegal immigration crisis is the Biden administration’s immigration policies. Despite record-breaking border crossings, the administration continues to implement these policies, leading to ongoing challenges.

One notable initiative in fiscal year 2023 is the Alliance for Root Causes and Opportunities project, designed to tackle the root causes of migration from Central America to the United States through Mexico. Mexico received a $5 million allocation for this project, implemented by Chemonics International, covering areas such as basic education and agriculture. Notably, approximately 670,000 Mexicans crossed the southern border into the United States in 2023.

Another project, the “Irregular Migration Project,” directed significant funds to Guatemala, a source of around 226,000 illegal immigrants to the United States. The initiative focuses on addressing the root causes of irregular migration in Guatemala, with grants allocated for “good governance,” “conflict mitigation and reconciliation,” and “civil society.”

All funds are distributed in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations’ immigration organization. USAID also collaborates with the IOM on various projects under the “Scholarships For Educational Opportunities” banner. These projects aim to mitigate irregular migration from El Salvador by enhancing access to formal educational opportunities.

In fiscal year 2023, $4 million was earmarked for basic education in El Salvador, while $2.9 million was allocated for higher education. Additionally, two grants for private sector competitiveness, each valued at approximately $1.5 million, were awarded. Despite these efforts, nearly 60,000 Salvadorans illegally entered the United States in 2023.

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