One of the greatest debates that the American people will ever have, (and will always have), is in regard to just how and where the government is allowed to spend our tax dollars.
The general idea is that we keep the government afloat by sending a piece of our paycheck to Washington DC. The issue is that, once our cash has flown the coop, there’s no way of telling whether or not we’re getting our money’s worth.
For instance, as a surge of migrants continues to flow across the border between the US and Mexico, it appears as though our taxes could be used for hotel rooms for migrants.
The contract is with hotels near the border in Arizona and Texas to hold about 1,200 migrants, and will last six months. It was made through Endeavors, a non-profit with programs that include housing services and disaster relief.
Hotels have been used by immigration officials before, including last year, when hundreds of migrants, including children, were held in major hotel chains before being deported under President Donald Trump’s pandemic border ban.
The Department of Homeland Security did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
This latest migrant surge has been the first real crisis of the Biden presidency, and, for better or worse, has drawn a very distinct line between this administration and its predecessor.
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