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HUD makes it easier for illegal immigrants to obtain emergency housing

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development made some changes this month to make emergency housing vouchers more readily available. Among them, is waiving citizen and noncitizen documentation, which will make illegal immigrants eligible for these vouchers.

General deputy assistant secretary for Public and Indian Housing Dominique Bloom wrote a letter to outline the operating requirements for the EHV program. This comes after President Biden allotted the program an additional $5 billion dollars in his American Rescue Plan.

“HUD is consequently waiving the requirement to obtain and verify SSN documentation
and documentation evidencing eligible noncitizen status before admitting the family to
the EHV program,” Bloom wrote.

Bloom claims it’s because “this documentation may not be readily on hand and may be difficult to obtain for
individuals and families experiencing homelessness.”

Instead, waiving the requirement will “assist EHV families more quickly,” and later, “provide time for the family to obtain the necessary documentation.” But, these families can receive their vouchers before they ever provide documentation.

According to reports, hundreds of thousands of migrants currently in custody are set to be released soon. Namely, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says there are migrants “in Arizona prisons in short term custody . . . And they are scheduled to be released from Arizona prison or from custody.”

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DHS Secretary Mayorkas Says We Cannot Remove ‘11 Million Undocumented Individuals’ Unlawfully in U.S.

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Troubling details were unearthed during the questioning of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas by the Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-IA). Grassley asked Mayorkas about a DHS memo from September 30 which reads: “The fact an individual is a removable noncitizen will not alone be the basis of an enforcement action against them.”

“Does that reasoning apply to the [1.2] million illegal immigrants who have received due process and been given a final order of removal by an immigration judge?” Grassley asked Mayorkas.

“We cannot remove 1.2 million individuals, nor can we remove more than 11 million undocumented individuals, individuals who are unlawfully present in the United States, who might not have final orders of removal” Mayorkas answered.

Mayorkas also stated that he had issued the due process policy after drawing on “tremendous experience not only as a member of the Department of Homeland Security but as a federal prosecutor.”

Grassley pressed Mayorkas, asking, “should any of them be removed?”

“Of course,” Mayorkas said. “I do believe that individuals who pose a public safety threat, who pose a national security threat, who pose a border security threat, should be removed, and we should be smart and effective in our use of resources, and we should focus on the well-being of our communities and prioritize individuals for removal.”

In his opening statements, Grassley addressed Mayorkas and stated, “When you allow the ACLU and open-borders immigration activists rather than career law enforcement professionals to dictate the terms of your immigration and border policies, then you shouldn’t be surprised when record-shattering numbers of people start showing up at the border to take advantage of that.”

Grassley continued, “When you run DHS like it’s an ‘Abolish ICE’ fan club, you shouldn’t be surprised when you have an illegal immigration crisis on your hands.”

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