Amidst a distressing surge in homelessness across the nation, President Joe Biden is seeking substantial funding from American taxpayers to implement a large-scale housing development initiative for illegal aliens throughout the United States.
Recent data, analyzed and reported by the Wall Street Journal, highlights a startling reality: over 577,000 Americans are currently homeless, marking an alarming 11 percent increase compared to the same period last year.
This surge is unprecedented, constituting the most significant recorded rise since comparable data tracking began in 2007. The second-highest increase occurred in 2019 with a 2.7 percent uptick, excluding the artificially elevated jump in 2020 due to pandemic-related counting disruptions.
Disturbingly, nearly 150,000 of these homeless individuals are classified as chronically homeless, having endured life on the streets for at least a year while grappling with mental health challenges.
Concurrently, President Biden is urging Congress to approve hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to finance a housing development endeavor aimed at aiding border crossers and illegal aliens released into the interior of the United States.
Proposed funding would empower Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to utilize over $750 million to establish community-based residential facilities, akin to halfway houses.
These facilities would accommodate border crossers and illegal aliens, providing them with free housing and the freedom to move within specified hours.
In addition to housing, the funds would furnish medical services, legal assistance for fighting deportations, educational resources, counseling, and connections to social services.
Significant portions of the allocated funds would likely be directed to left-leaning non-governmental organizations (NGOs), which have profited substantially from federal contracts with the Department of Homeland Security tied to the influx of illegal immigration in recent years.
As the homeless population surges, and border crossers and illegal aliens potentially receive extended housing support, statistics reveal that a minor fraction—less than 20 percent—are subjected to deportation proceedings after release into the U.S. interior, indicating the potential for prolonged stays within the housing project..