The crisis at the border has seen illegal immigrants flooding across the border only to be dispersed, often by government officials, throughout the United States. However, this past Thursday, even Congress has no clue where they are ending up according to a letter from Republican lawmakers.
In a letter, signed by thirty-three Republican congressman, sent to Alejandro Mayorkas, Department of Homeland Security Secretary, and Xavier Becerra, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, requested a few things:
- The name and location of each U.S. city and town where illegal immigrants have been sent, transported or provided ability or funding to travel to, or allowed to travel to by other funding including their own or private funding for all individuals who entered the U.S. without Visas.
- For each U.S. city or town named, the total amount of immigrants who have been sent, transported, or provided ability or funding to travel to, or allowed to travel to by other funding including their own or private funding to such city or town.
The actions being taken at the border are so drastic that federal employees that are part of entirely unrelated agencies were made to take a four-month paid leave in order to relocate to the southern border solely to help find destinations for and help the unaccompanied minors, according to the Daily Wire.
Elected officials, meanwhile, have been kept entirely without information to such an extent that Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) stated that a Biden aide asked them to delete photos they had taken while touring the massively overcrowded detention facilities along the border.
A think tank that supports low immigration, the Center for Immigration Studies, has had a writer reporting from Del Rio, Texas who stated that in march buses that are departing from Texas “often drop their Haitian, Venezuelan, and Cuban passengers in Florida and New Jersey. Those from Nicaragua and other Central American nations have been delivered to Tennessee, Massachusetts, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, and to large cities in Texas such as Dallas and Houston.”
The report sent out from this writer and think tank was called “Catch and Bus.”
We know if the Biden Administration had its way that destinations would also include locales well into the American heartland. This past month, Kim Reynolds, the Republican Governor of Iowa, stated that she had refused a request from the federal government to help move migrant children into her state, calling the crisis “the president’s problem.”
The letter from Congress stated that more than 171,000 people have been taken into custody by Customs and Border Patrol this past March alone, calling it a “manmade humanitarian and national crisis that is being facilitated on our southern border.”
“We are quite simply not prepared to handle such an extreme increase in illegal entries into our nation … many of these illegal aliens end up dispersed in cities across our nation. However, we lack an adequate accounting of the nature and extend of this dispersing of illegal aliens. This is information that the U.S. Congress needs and the American people have a right to know,” it went on to add.
Louie Gohmert (R), Texas congressman, who was one of the writers for the letter, stated that: “Many illegal immigrants are receiving all-expenses-paid trips, oftentimes courtesy of U.S. taxpayers, to American cities across the country. Congress, and more importantly, the American people, have a right to know how many of these individuals will be flooding their neighborhoods.”