Biden Administration Awards ICE $86M Contract to Secure Hotel Rooms for Illegal Families

By  //  March 21, 2021

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Nearly 19,000 migrant families were caught crossing southwest border in February, CBP reports

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is securing hotel rooms to handle the growing influx of illegal families crossing into the United States. (FoxNews.com image)

(FoxBusiness.com) – Immigration and Customs Enforcement is securing hotel rooms to handle the growing influx of illegal families crossing into the United States.

MIGRANT SAYS HE CAME TO US BORDER BECAUSE BIDEN WAS ELECTED, WOULD NOT HAVE TRIED TO CROSS UNDER TRUMP

The Biden administration has awarded ICE an $86.9 million contract for hotel rooms near the border to provide temporary shelter and processing services for families who have not been expelled from the United States but have been placed in immigration proceedings for their removal.

The contract, through Texas-based nonprofit Endeavors, provides 1,239 beds and “other necessary services.” The families will receive a comprehensive health assessment, including COVID-19 testing.

The announcement comes days after White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Thursday that the White House planned to provide 2.5 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico.

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