A new disclosure by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has revealed the presence of an astonishing 5.7 million migrants within the U.S. This revelation has unveiled the Biden administration’s plans for a program that some critics compare to a “welfare” setup for non-detained migrants awaiting their court dates. As America grapples with domestic and international challenges, this program threatens to cost taxpayers billions of dollars, providing services ranging from medical aid and food to housing and legal assistance for those in the country illegally.
BREAKING REPORT: Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] ADMITS it is currently overseeing a RECORD 5.7 MILLION MIGRANTS in the United States..
President Biden now wants to provide 'medical services and housing' to all.
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The program, known as the “Release and Reporting Management” (RRM), represents an expansion beyond the 3.3 million individuals monitored before Biden’s presidency. With the American economy still recovering from pandemic-induced wounds, questions arise about whether it can bear such a generous program, especially when the proposed benefits seem to outshine those provided to many of America’s struggling citizens.
Former ICE director Tom Homan expressed concerns about the RRM program, suggesting that it’s an attempt by open-border advocates to provide welfare benefits to 6 million people. This raises questions about government spending priorities.
One striking aspect of the RRM program, intended to replace all of ICE’s current “non-detained programs,” includes provisions such as legal assistance, psychosocial services, therapeutic services, medical services, food and clothing banks, housing, public transportation information, parental information, education information, and repatriation and reintegration services. The program’s scope extends beyond humanitarian aid and places a significant financial burden on Americans already facing more than $33 trillion in federal public debt.
While the RRM program draws attention and criticism, the surge in migrants under the Biden administration cannot be ignored. U.S. Customs and Border Protection data shows a record number of migrant encounters, exceeding 2.76 million in the fiscal year 2022 alone. This influx demands some level of management and resource allocation. However, questions remain about the extent and cost of such efforts, especially during the rebuilding of the national economic baseline.
Furthermore, when comparing the services in the RRM program to those available to American citizens in various states, a conflict arises regarding domestic policy priorities. For instance, providing legal assistance to illegal aliens at taxpayers’ expense to fight the government raises concerns.
Managing the 5.7 million non-detained migrants, a number that does not include those in ICE detention or awaiting deportation, requires a structured, financially sound strategy. Balancing humane migrant management, national security, and fiscal responsibility to American taxpayers remains a significant concern in this ongoing dialogue.