Biden administrator embezzles $ 2 billion from COVID, health funds to care for migrant children – fr

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Biden administrator embezzles $ 2 billion from COVID, health funds to care for migrant children – fr


The Biden administration has withdrawn more than $ 2 billion from congressionally authorized programs for COVID-19 testing, emergency medical supplies and other health needs – and spending it to house the 45,000 uninhabited migrant children accompanied who flooded the American border this year. .

The Department of Health and Human Services embezzled $ 850 million of testing funds into President Biden’s massive $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, Politico reported on Saturday.

Secretary Xavier Becerra withdrew an additional $ 850 million from a fund intended to replenish the strategic national stockpile of items such as medical gloves, masks, antibiotics and ventilators, and withdrew $ 436 million from other health programs, according to HHS spokesperson Mark Weber.

These transfers are legal, as long as Congress is informed.

In total, $ 2.13 billion has been poured into emergency shelters near the US-Mexico border, where children have been crammed into prison-like “pods” that allow no social distancing.

A migrant asylum-seeking mother holds her child in Ciudad Juarez Chihuahua, Mexico.
A migrant asylum-seeking mother holds her child in Ciudad Juarez Chihuahua, Mexico.
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The report came just days after Becerra appeared before a congressional committee to advocate for an additional $ 905 million to be injected into stock depleted by the pandemic.

The news of the embezzlement angered Republicans – who blamed the spiraling border crisis on Biden executive orders overturning President Trump’s strict immigration policies.

“The president alone created this crisis and now misplaces billions of taxpayer dollars,” Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) told The Post.

A girl watches as migrants from Guatemala remove their shoelaces as they are initially processed after surrendering to authorities at the US-Mexico border in Yuma, Arizona.
A girl watches as migrants from Guatemala remove their shoelaces as they are initially processed after surrendering to authorities at the US-Mexico border in Yuma, Arizona.
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“The answer to all problems is not to throw money away,” said Malliotakis, who excoriated Biden after visiting the border in April. “In this case, it’s just a matter of rescinding his executive order, restoring President Trump’s border protocols, and going after the cartels and smugglers.”

In recent weeks, a Texas nonprofit has won two HHS non-tender contracts totaling nearly $ 620 million to provide ’emergency reception’ services to migrant children shortly after being hired. a former assistant to Biden.

President Biden
Republicans blamed the spiraling border crisis on Biden’s executive orders overturning President Trump’s strict immigration policies.
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