A new report indicates that President Joe Biden is taking money away from American healthcare initiatives, including ones related to the coronavirus, and redirecting it to underage migrants who have crossed the border.
This information comes by way of Politico.
The outlet recently revealed that “the Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] has diverted more than $2 billion meant for other health initiatives toward covering the cost of caring for unaccompanied immigrant children.”
A deeper look
According to Politico, a large part of this $2 billion is actually coming from two coronavirus initiatives.
The outlet reports that Biden took $850 million from funding meant to restore America’s Strategic National Stockpile. This stockpile is our country’s emergency medical reserve. The stockpile was decimated during the coronavirus, which is exactly why funds were allocated for it to be rebuilt.
Biden, according to Politico, additionally took another $850 million from funding that was supposed to be for the expansion of coronavirus testing.
These two sources account for about $1.7 billion of the $2 billion reallocated by Biden. The other roughly $4 billion, Politico reports, has been taken “from a range of existing health initiatives across the department.”
Biden’s plan exposed
What Politico’s report does is provide us with some more specifics about an earlier report that was published by the New York Times.
The Times published information about a leaked government document that indicated that Biden’s administration is planning on spending $9 billion on unaccompanied migrant minors in the remainder of the current fiscal year.
The migrant children being referred to here are those roughly 50,000 minors who have crossed over into America since Biden became president.
Biden and his administration have chosen not to adopt former President Donald Trump’s strategy, which was to fly these minors back to their home countries. Biden, instead, has taken these children in, which is why the additional $9 billion is needed.
None of this is the fault of these children. But, as Breitbart reports: “the transfer of funding to the growing population of more than 50,000 foreign children and youths means fewer resources for lower-profile American kids, as their diverse American parents are damaged by the Chinese virus, cheap labor migration, job losses, housing costs, drugs, or homelessness.”