Posted on July 9, 2024

House Judiciary: Taxpayers Funding Border Crisis, Services to Illegal Foreign Nationals

Bethany Blankley, Center Square, July 6, 2024

Taxpayers are not only funding the border crisis, but they are also paying for numerous free services illegal foreign nationals receive, according to a new report published by the House Judiciary Committee and its Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement.

The committee blames the Biden administration in its new report, “Chauffeur at the Border, Concierge in the Interior: How the Biden Administration Rewards Illegal Aliens on the Taxpayers’ Dime” for costs to U.S. taxpayers.

It also notes that Congress, including Republicans, voted to fund the programs it identified as wasting taxpayer money and facilitating the border crisis when Congress passed an omnibus appropriations bill in March that President Joe Biden signed into law.

The $1.3 trillion funding package passed by a vote of 72-24 in the Senate and 286-134 in the House. It included $61.8 billion for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The report states that the Biden administration funneled tens of millions of taxpayer money to facilitate illegal entry into the U.S. and also provided “support services” to illegal foreign nationals “at the expense of border security and public safety.”


In addition to the Biden administration incentivizing “mass illegal immigration into the United States,” it is also encouraging “illegal aliens to arrive at the border, chauffeurs them into the interior, and then rewards them with concierge services, all on the taxpayers’ dime and at the expense of public safety,” the report states.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ newly created U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program, for example, “serves as a taxpayer-provided windfall for illegal aliens to receive social services once they are inside the United States,” it states.