Report: Biden Supposedly Cost Taxpayers Billions to House Unaccompanied Minors

The Biden administration just awarded several hefty contracts to disaster relief companies and nonprofits for the construction of new facilities to accommodate the overflow of unaccompanied migrant minors crossing into our country from Mexico.

The companies and organizations — which have experience ranging from responding to natural disasters, building quarantine centers and setting up tent sites to house migrants at the border — were awarded contracts, worth billions combined, without a bidding process.

So yes, for those of you keeping track at home, the Biden administration is now hiring private companies best equipped to address disasters to build facilities for what they insist is totally not a disaster.

The Associated Press reported that as over 22,000 unaccompanied minors are now in the custody of the federal government, the Department of Health and Human Services quickly granted the contracts to construct new facilities as space and staff are spread thin.

“In its haste to provide new facilities, the Department of Health and Human Services awarded the largest contracts — worth more than $2 billion — to two companies and a nonprofit without a bidding process and has exempted providers from the staffing requirements that state-licensed child facilities must meet, according to HHS and federal spending records,” the AP noted.

This comes as two HHS facilities were abruptly closed over the past few weeks with little explanation from the department. In a statement, HHS officials said the facilities had only ever been temporary and that the children previously kept there were relocated to other sites or reunited with family members.

Attorneys who have visited some of the sites say children tell them they’ve not yet met with case managers, who are typically responsible for arranging a union with their relatives. Meanwhile, HHS refuses to allow news media into any facilities, citing (you guessed it) the coronavirus pandemic.

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