Biden admin awards $86 million contract to house migrant families in hotel rooms instead of detention centers

Some migrant families will be placed in hotels in a move away from detention centers criticized by some Democrats.

Per Axios “the Biden administration has awarded an $86 million contract for hotel rooms near the border to hold around 1,200 migrant family members who cross the U.S.-Mexico border, DHS officials confirmed to Axios.”

The report adds:

The contract through Endeavors, a Texas-based nonprofit, is for six months but could be extended and expanded. The hotels will be near border areas, including in Arizona and Texas.

ICE oversees the custody of migrant adults and families who cross the border illegally after they are apprehended by border patrol agents. The agency is already transforming its family detention facilities into rapid-processing centers with the goal of releasing families within 72 hours.

Jason Miller blasted the report tweeting:

Eighty. Six. Million. Dollars.

For hotel rooms.

To house illegal immigrants.

“Scoop: ICE securing hotel rooms to hold growing number of migrant families”

Arthur Schwartz wrote:

We’re now paying for hotel rooms for illegal immigrants while hundreds of thousands of Americans go homeless and hungry.

Scoop: ICE securing hotel rooms to hold growing number of migrant families