The Biden administration pays hundreds of millions of dollars to left-wing organizations to aid illegal immigrants in resisting deportation. The majority of government funds have been used to retain illegal immigrants in the nation.
Since President Biden took office, two left-wing nonprofits have raked in hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded government contracts, with the vast majority of the money going toward efforts to keep illegal immigrants in the country, according to records reviewed by Fox News Digital.
In New York, the Vera Institute of Justice, which views immigration enforcement agencies as threats to civil liberties, has been the organization’s primary source of revenue over the past two years, with government immigration contracts contributing approximately $350 million to the organization. The Acacia Center for Justice, a relatively young charity with ties to the Vera Institute and another left-leaning immigration group, has also received tens of millions of dollars in federal contracts in recent years.
A quarter of a million migrants were apprehended at the southern border in December, a record high as the crisis approaches its third year under Biden’s care. The leftist organizations have been awarded contracts amid the rising border crisis.
The Vera Institute was awarded a $171 million contract by the Department of Health and Human Services to assist unaccompanied youngsters in avoiding deportation, according to public documents. In December, the contract had paid out around $180 million through additional agreements.
The agreement is valid until March of the current year but may reach $983 million if extended until March of 2027. This would be the company’s largest federal contract since the middle of the 2000s for immigration-related services.
Since early 2021, Vera has obtained many big government contracts, including a $168 million deal in March 2021 to assist unaccompanied youngsters in avoiding deportation. During this period, the organization also received smaller contracts from other federal departments ranging from $4 million to $12 million.
In addition to its focus on immigration, the Vera Institute strives to reduce mass imprisonment by reducing the number of American jails, prisons, and detention facilities. In addition to supporting police defunding, the organization has deemed border security a “threat” to civil freedoms.
According to the conservative Capital Research Center’s Scott Walter, Its name should be “Vera Institute for Lawlessness” since it calls for defunding police, legalizing all drugs, and opening the border to all comers. Walter is the president of the conservative Capital Research Center. It’s incredible that these lawbreakers receive more than 90 percent of their money from the government — more than certain defense contractors.
“rational government would oppose these enemies of civilization, not finance them, and certainly not aid them in bringing havoc to our poorest and most vulnerable neighborhoods, Walter continued.
Government funding and contracts funded by taxpayers fuel the operations of the Vera Institute. The most recent financial audit posted on its website indicates that between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, government sources contributed $152 million of the organization’s $191 million in income.
The Acacia Center for Justice, a Washington-based nonprofit founded by the Vera Institute and Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR), has received around $41 million in payments from the Department of Justice for “legal services” contracts awarded in September.
It appears that the Acacia Center was founded to enhance Vera’s work with detained illegal immigrants at the border. In contrast to Vera’s government contracts for unaccompanied youngsters, the Acacia Center’s contracts do not specify an age range for legal assistance, and its partner organization offers an adult defense program.
In its mission to expand on Vera’s work over the past two decades in providing legal representation and support to immigrants facing deportation, the Acacia Center for Justice (“Acacia”) develops, coordinates, and manages national networks of legal service providers serving immigrants throughout the country, according to the organization’s website.
The site states that Acacia’s objectives are to provide exceptional legal services to immigrants through immigration legal services and defense networks, as well as advocating for the expansion of these programs and infrastructure essential to ensuring immigrants’ access to justice, fairness, and freedom. Acacia will concentrate the combined resources of Vera and Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) on providing responsible, independent, zealous, and client-centered representation and legal services to all immigrants facing deportation.
Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights, the second partner of the Acacia Center, leads an adult defense program that offers illegal immigrants with information, assistance, and legal counsel, according to its website.
It also offers a detained unaccompanied children’s program that works with adolescents in Maryland and Virginia juvenile immigration detention centers run by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. According to documents, the Acacia Center was founded last year and got the contracts less than two months after receiving a decision letter from the Internal Revenue Service in July 2022 granting the group tax exemptions effective December 29, 2021.
The immigration contracts were awarded to the NGOs as the situation at the southern border deteriorated, culminating in a record number of confrontations late last year.
Last week, Customs and Border Protection confirmed that the number of migrants that were apprehended on the southern border reached 250,000 in December, a new monthly high under the Biden administration.
As a result of two years of a record-breaking migrant crisis that has swamped towns and officials, sparked tensions between cities in the U.S. interior over the busing of migrants, and posed a serious political challenge for the administration, the number of migrants crossing for December was revealed.