President Joe Biden is gearing up to use your tax dollars to send an army of lawyers to the southern border to help thousands of illegal aliens who are trying to enter the United States.
You heard that right. Joe Biden wants to spend millions of dollars to help criminals who are illegally entering the United States with your money.
Check out what Yahoo-reported via the Washington Examiner.
The Biden administration aims to spend millions of dollars to cover the cost of lawyers for migrants who have illegally entered the country, a prospect that has infuriated immigration restrictionists.
President Joe Biden proposed in his immigration plan released this week that Congress should make available $15 million to cover the costs of private lawyers for “families and vulnerable individuals,” with another $23 million to cover legal orientation programs administered by the Justice Department. The proposal, first outlined in Biden’s fiscal year 2022 budget, is the first time that an administration has proposed covering such an expense, and the White House has not shared additional information.
The $15 million in funding would only be enough to cover several thousand people, according to a study from the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. Immigration lawyers charge between $150 and $300 per hour.
Heritage senior fellow for homeland security Lora Ries last year examined deportation defense costs to provide a frame of reference for asylum cases and found each person spent between $2,000 and $10,000. At the lower end of $2,000 per person, 7,500 migrants would be able to have lawyers. On the higher end of $10,000 per person, just 1,500 people would be covered.
Over the past four months alone, 190,000 people illegally came across the southern border with a family member, and another 64,000 unaccompanied children arrived in America. The cost to the federal government of providing lawyers for those 250,000 family members and adults, at the $2,000 rate, would be approximately $500 million.
The revelation comes as the Biden administration released thousands of migrants who crossed illegally into Texas over the weekend.
Fox News national correspondent Bill Melugin reported on Monday through Twitter that local Border Patrol stations near McAllen, Texas, are “585% over capacity” and that there are “mass releases” of illegals underway.
“NEW: Per DHS sources, local Border Patrol stations in McAllen area are currently 585% over capacity and there are “mass releases” underway. @GriffJenkins reports there were more than 8,000 apprehensions in RGV over the weekend, and more than 3,000 in the last 24 hours,” Melugin reported.
Fox News correspondent Griff Jenkins later retweeted his colleague’s post and added on Monday that over the past 24 hours, the Rio Grande Valley sector’s Border Patrol agents encountered more than 3,000 illegal aliens, “an increase of 655% compared to” fiscal year 2020.
He also noted that the weekend total was more than 8,140.
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