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The United States has spent $13 billion sponsoring unaccompanied minors at the border since 2012, a new report based on Health and Human Services data reveals.

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Spencer Lindquist.

    The United States has spent $13 billion sponsoring unaccompanied minors at the border since 2012, a new report based on Health and Human Services data reveals.

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection recorded more than 150,000 unaccompanied minor encounters at the southwest border in 2022 alone, a record high. The U.S. spent $2.1 billion sponsoring unaccompanied minors last year. The figure averages approximately $18,000 per minor encounter at the border, according to analysis by OpenTheBooks.com.

    "The chaos on America's southern border has had unintended consequence - a human catastrophe hurting tens of thousands of unaccompanied, defenseless children," wrote OpenTheBooks.com founder Adam Andrzejewski. "Despite generous taxpayer funding, the federal infrastructure to provide for these children and ensure their safety is woefully incompetent."

    The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) defines unaccompanied minors as those who have "no lawful immigration status in the United States," are "under 18 years of age," and have "no parent or legal guardian in the United States or no parent or legal guardian in the United States is available to provide care and physical custody."

    But despite the money spent sponsoring unaccompanied minors at the border, some reports indicate that as many as 85,000 unaccompanied minors are missing and unaccounted for by the federal government.

    ORR is responsible for "making and implementing placement decisions" and "ensuring that the interests of the child are considered in decisions related to care and custody." The office also states that it is its duty to release unaccompanied minors to "qualified sponsors and family members who are determined to be capable of providing for the child's physical and mental well-being."

    It also notes that unaccompanied minors are "especially vulnerable to human trafficking, exploitation, and abuse."

    The ORR also coordinates with several different care providers that they also fund. The office's budget has increased substantially since 2017, when it gave out $950 million in grants. The budget for fiscal year 2023, meanwhile, is $2.7 billion.

    While most spending, $7.8 billion, took place in Texas, another $1.4 billion was spent in New York and $660 million in Florida.

    Southwest Key Programs, Baptist Child and Family Services, and Health and Human Services are among the entities that have received grants from the ORR.

    Meanwhile, reports have found that some unaccompanied minors have been forced to work dangerous food processing factory jobs in violation of child labor laws. A Florida Grand Jury report even accused the Biden administration of "facilitating the forced migration, sale, and abuse of foreign children."

    A report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General also blasted the agency for not conducting background checks on employees and contractors responsible for the wellbeing of unaccompanied minors.

In what may be the most divisive period in modern American History, even more divisive than the turbulent sixties due to today's lack of patriotism, consider what are the major catalysts causing so much of this calamity of conflict, and vote: What most instigates the division of America, on this day September 20, 2022?
  Racism within our society
  Sex realignment to the detriment of our society.
  Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border Policy for the Demographic Upheaval of OUR Constitutional Republic
  Rampant Crime in Democratic controlled cities, and the possible contagion elsewhere
  Covid Pandemic, and its mishandling at the political, and bureaucratic levels.
  The unresolved questions /allegation regarding the flawed 2020 General Election
  January 6th Riot or "Armed Insurrection", depending upon patriotic perspective
  Joe Biden as Divisive Leader; Ineffective and Corrupt Executive
  Failed Education Industry, from an overall perspective, regarding all levels of education.
  Propagandistic Media in complete conflict with the First Amendment's guarantee of Freedom of Speech, and the awesome responsibility of a Free Press..
  "Orangeman Bad!"
  Bureaucracy rushing to a behemoth size, its unjustified expense, and far too often overreach.
  The Weaponized Deep State for political purposes
  A secular ambivalence to all that is real.
  Record number of overdose deaths from opioids and now Fentanyl
  Biden Administration's disastrous Foreign Policy
  Bidenflation /supply chain failure inevitably evolving into stagflation and recession.
  "Ultra MAGA Extremists" freely speaking louder AND LOUDER!
927 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

The previous poll on Eastern NC NOW showcased what are many of OUR Constitutional Republic's certain obstacles to remain viable, where the top encumbrance to that continuance as a functioning Republic was the Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border. Understanding this overwhelming concern to real America citizens: Do you believe it important to challenge the veracity of those legislated concerns of Democratic Socialists by transporting Illegal Migrants to their Sanctuary cities, counties and states for their direct care?
  Yes; test the depth of their "compassion" by giving Democratic Socialists an opportunity to enact all Sanctuary provisions in their communities to test how much they truly do care.
  No; the Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border Project is designed to only inundate "Red States" to begin their Demographic Upheaval for the benefit of we Democratic Socialists, our politics.
  I generally do NOT care about politics, but it is fun watching abject hypocrites squirm; maybe I will start getting more involved.
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After one full year of the Biden /Harris Administration: Does Joe Biden have the intellectual capacity, and, or the energy to lead the United States of America through the mess that he predominately created ... in just one year?
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