Posted on March 13, 2024

Biden Wants $13 Billion from Congress for Migrants and Sanctuary Cities

Neil Munro, Breitbart, March 12, 2024

President Joe Biden’s staffers are asking Congress for more than $13 billion in taxpayer funds to help move many more economic migrants into homes and workplaces in American communities.

Much of the money will be used to bail out the sanctuary cities that help displace Americans by welcoming migrants who serve as lower-wage workers, apartment-sharing renters, and taxpayer-aided consumers.

The 2025 funding is being requested by two pro-migration cabinet members — Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Alejandro Mayorkas, the  Cuba-born head of the Department of Homeland Security.

Their plans are outlined in the 2025 budget request to Congress, released on Monday, March 11. The funding request likely will be approved unless the GOP wins a House and Senate majority in November. If approved, the 12 months of spending could begin on October 1, 2024.

Biden’s huge inflow of migrants has already delivered one illegal or legal migrant for every American born during his tenure. That massive planned inflow has suppressed wages, inflated housing prices, and diverted investment from high-tech jobs to cheap-labor taxpayer-funded jobs.

For example, President Donald Trump’s slow-motion curbs on migration prompted U.S meatpacking companies to develop and buy technology that helps American meatpackers safely get more work done — and earn more pay. But Biden’s disposable, cheap-labor migrants are now being recruited by meatpacking companies, according to a Bloomberg News report {snip}


Biden told MSNBC on March 9 that he wants a “more orderly flow” of southern migrants into jobs around the nation because “they’re the reason our economy is growing.”


Mayorkas also asked for Congress to provide at least $5 billion in city bailout funds that were blocked by GOP Senators in February. This funding is intended to support the economic migrants who have already flooded through the semi-open border with Mexico.

Some of the disaster funding would go to the nationwide network of non-government organizations, cities, and towns that transport, feed, shelter, and hide migrants. The network is dubbed the “Northside Migration Cartel” by Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies.

The non-government organizations that are paid to help the migration include Catholic Charities.

The bailout funding is vital for Democratic politicians, many of whom are cutting spending on Americans to help fund the shelters that hide the migrants from local TV news stations.

Much additional funding may be hidden in other agency accounts. For example, agency officials can quietly divert funds from vaguely named accounts toward the cities and non-government organizations. {snip}


The agency request also asks for more funds to bring in more legal refugees, saying, “The Budget includes $145.0M and 641 FTE [Full-Time Equivalent employee] to fully support the [agency’s] USCIS International and Refugee Affairs Division, a partner in the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.”

In contrast, the department only asks “$849 [million] for cutting-edge [drug] detection technology at ports of entry,” despite the annual death of 70,000 Americans from smuggled fentanyl drugs.


The Department of State is asking for $3.8 billion to import more workers, consumers, and renters who are selected via the “Migration and Refugee Assistance” programs.


Those groups provide debit cards and other aid to migrants to help them reach the United States via Central America.

The $3.8 billion fund includes $1.2 billion to bring 125,000 refugees from poor countries straight into U.S. cities and towns, such as the Congo.

The $1.2 billion will also be used to help private-sector U.S. groups — in the so-called “Welcome Corps” — to import their own migrants. These migrants are used to fill jobs that would otherwise go to better-paid Americans.


The state department’s funds will also be used to operate more “Safe Mobility Offices.” These offices are being opened in South America and elsewhere so that foreigners can get legal permission to fly into the United States without having to pay smugglers and cartels to reach California and Texas — or be included in Mayorkas’ monthly reports on illegal migration.

The department also plans to fund the arrival of diverse migrants from Afghanistan, various sexual minorities, and Muslim “Royhinga” migrants from near India. {snip}


Some of the money will be used to import more Afghan migrants {snip}


The budget also asks for $100 million to fund “Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance” or ERMA. Roughly $50 million was spent in 2023 to aid “the urgent humanitarian needs of vulnerable migrants in the Western Hemisphere.”


The State Department also wants $650 million in new funds for Ukrainian migrants. But the request does not say if the money will be used to shift Ukrainians into U.S. communities.