The Biden administration’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has reached an approximately $90 million contract with a Texas nonprofit that would provide hotel rooms to illegal immigrants while the federal government processes a gigantic backlog of border arrivals.
“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has signed a short-term contract with the non-profit division of Endeavors to provide temporary shelter and processing services for families who have not been expelled and are therefore placed in immigration proceedings for their removal from the United States,” said ICE Acting Director Tae D. Johnson in a statement. “The $86.9 million contract provides 1,239 beds and other necessary services. The families will receive a comprehensive health assessment that includes COVID-19 testing.”
“Our border is not open,” claims Johnson. “The majority of individuals continue to be expelled under the Centers for Disease Control’s public health authority.”
The illegal border crossers will be housed in hotels near “border areas,” which include Arizona and Texas.
The nonprofit company, funded by the federal government, will provide “critical services to migrant families,” such as victim services, therapeutic regiments, educational resources, and mental health care. Endeavor currently offers “culturally appropriate, trauma-informed, child-centered case management. home study, and post-release services for unaccompanied children and their sponsors. “
Since Biden was elected, illegal immigrants have flocked to the southern border in levels not seen in nearly 20 years.