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California Commits $28 Million to Help Joe Biden Bring Migrants to U.S.

$20 million "to pay for hotel rooms" for immigrants

The State of California is going to spend $28 million to assist President Joe Biden in bringing migrants from Mexico to the U.S. The migrants were previously required to wait in Mexico while their asylum claims were being processed, but California is committing $28 million to speed up the process.

Under President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, those claiming asylum at the southern U.S. border had to wait in Mexico. This is because many asylum-seekers would disappear in the United States and fail to show up for court.

The Sacramento Bee reported:

“The state funding comes after the Biden administration announced in February that it would begin allowing immigrants with credible asylum claims, who were previously waiting in Mexico under former President Donald Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols program, to continue their immigration proceedings on U.S. territory.

About $20 million of that funding will go toward the California Department of General Services to pay for hotel rooms in order to quarantine and isolate migrants for seven to ten days amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Some of the funds will go toward a community-based organization, Jewish Family Service of San Diego, to offer migrants case management services, medical care, transportation, food and COVID-19 testing. The state is currently in the process of contracting the community-based organization for those services, according to Palmer.

The funding signals the cooperation between California and the federal government over immigration policy, Palmer said, a difference from the way the state responded to previous immigration policies under the Trump administration.”

California largely refused to cooperate with the Trump administration over immigration enforcement. The state passed a series of “sanctuary state” laws that were largely upheld in federal court.

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6 Comments on this post.
  • PAB
    6 March 2021 at 2:01 am
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    Instead of bringing more people into the state that will be sucking off taxpayers. WHY AREN”T THEY USING THAT MONEY TO PUT US CITIZENS – TENT /STREET PEOPLE INTO MOTEL ROOMS??? Don’t have funds for that but they do for illegals?????

  • Patricia A Williams
    6 March 2021 at 3:04 am
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    Well that settles the problem They can all go to California.

  • lonkido
    6 March 2021 at 11:16 am
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    That Money would be better spent completing the Border Wall!!

  • John
    8 March 2021 at 10:08 pm
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    Send all of them to California if they want to help. The rest of the states do not want them or need them. And while you want them have them build a wall around California with one gate at Tijuana.

  • Frank
    9 March 2021 at 1:51 am
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    Why not help our own citizens who are Americans and are homeless,Californians should be outraged by this,this is just the Democrats way of destroying our country

  • Bob Smith
    22 March 2021 at 12:12 am
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    Keep them in California all California’s and all Americans need to remember this and vote in 2020 so we can end this nonsense going on there are tent cities homeless Americans and veterans who defended this nation and they get nothing but illegals get fancy hotel rooms and people to care for their every need wow democrats have stooped so low to shit ton the average Americans and steal our tax dollars not caring where we want them to go or how to help real amaerican citizens who need it and instead help someone who abandoned their own country I stated of try to fix their own country how many Americans would leave America and flee somewhere else instead of try to fix this country I guarantee it’s a low number.what a shame they are destroying the greatest country on earth and the world is watching the leader of the free world being destroyed.

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