Biden Administration Allows Illegal Immigrants To Access Federal Housing Aid

According to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge, the Biden administration would not require recipients of a massive federal emergency housing program to show that they are legal residents of the nation.

Last month, the department announced that $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds will be distributed to cities to help them combat homelessness by offering affordable housing and services. 

However, the funds would not be restricted to American citizens or other legal residents; instead, illegal aliens will soon be able to profit from the funds.

When asked if the administration will introduce a program similar to that pursued by former President Donald Trump to ensure that only American citizens receive housing assistance, Fudge told the Washington Times, “The response is no.”

“We are doing everything we can possibly to take any living person in this nation off the streets,” she reportedly added. “That’s kind of our posture.”

The news is expected to spark backlash from conservatives, particularly given the ongoing immigration crisis, which has seen unprecedented numbers of migrants enter the country illegally in the hopes of receiving lenient treatment from President Joe Biden’s Democratic administration. 

These policies had tens of thousands of illegal immigrants released into American communities across the country without having to appear in court.

During former President Trump’s presidency, then-HUD Secretary Ben Carson suggested tightening rules to keep illegal immigrants out of federally subsidized housing.

Tighter rules under Trump admin

According to the Washington Post, at the time, Carson argued that the federal government should “ensure that our limited public services benefit those who are legally entitled to it.”

“Given the tremendous need for our initiatives, fairness demands that we devote ourselves to legal residents who have been waiting, some for many years, for access to affordable housing,” he continued.

Officials in the Biden government, on the other hand, do not share the same sentiment.

Reports noted that Fudge’s department expects to send 70,000 housing option vouchers to at least 750 local public housing agencies around the country.

The project aims to provide affordable and decent housing to 130,000 people.

“While most of us spent more time in our homes than we ever have,” Fudge said in a statement — “more than half a million Americans were forced to spend the last year either in crowded shelters or sleeping outside.”

“With HUD’s swift allocation of this $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funding, we are providing communities the resources to give homes to the people who have had to endure the COVID-19 pandemic without one,” Fudge said in a statement.

Meanwhile, during his term, Carson told a House Financial Services Committee hearing that the US needs to “take care of its own” first before moving to allow illegal aliens to access federally subsidized homes, according to The Hill.

Its not that were cruel, mean-hearted,Carson said. Its that we are logical. This is common sense. You take care of your own first.

Steeve Strange

Steeve is the CEO & Co-Founder of The Scoop.

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