The newest omnibus Congressional budget has appropriated $1,645,201,000 to set up shelters for those arriving at the border through 2018.
This boost in funding comes after the border saw an influx of unaccompanied children trying to cross into the U.S. through Texas and California.
The Department of Health and Human Services said:
“Out of an abundance of caution, the Office of Refugee Resettlement at the Department of Health and Human Services has begun a process to expand its temporary capacity to house unaccompanied children,”
In October and November, 10,500 unaccompanied children crossed into the U.S. and while many temporary shelters have been set up an additional 5,000 are planned.
From the Washington Free Beacon:
A massive appropriations bill expected to be approved by Congress would provide more than $1.6 billion to resettle illegal immigrants arriving at the U.S. border through 2018.
Congress would award the massive check to the government just as the U.S. is experiencing a surge in arrivals of immigrant children at the southern border. Last week, federal agencies said they were opening two temporary shelters with 1,000 beds in South Texas to cope with the surge. A 400-bed shelter is also to be opened in Southern California.
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