Biden requests billions more for his open border program

The Biden administration is asking Congress for $5 billion to transport illegal immigrants within the country.

Many are expressing concern at the additional request for funding after two years of a devastating border crisis.

The request

“The request is part of a budget request — a ‘Short-term Continuing Resolution’ — sent by the White House to Congress,” Breitbart News reported.

“The document asks Congress to spend billions of dollars on Democratic priorities, including $11.7 billion for Ukraine and more funds to run the federal government’s off-the-books migration network,” it added.

The current situation

Current funding for the programs has been largely funded by transfers from federal funds.

“The redirected funds include $850 million that Congress originally allocated to rebuild the nation’s Strategic National Stockpile, the emergency medical reserve strained by the Covid-19 response,” Politico reported.

“Another $850 million is being taken from a pot intended to help expand coronavirus testing, according to three people with knowledge of the matter,” it added.

The latest request may not be easy to pass. Even with a majority in the House and a deadlocked Senate, efforts will likely be made to delay the approvals until after the midterm elections.

If so, a change in power could dramatically turn the situation regarding funding for border concerns, as conservatives in the lead would push for stronger border control and accountability.