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More than two dozen gang members, criminals arrested at border in just one week

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Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced its agents have  arrested more than two dozen gang members and criminals attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border just this week alone. of the criminals, at least 21 are gang members, two are sex offenders, and three are immigrants with prior convictions.

One Salvadoran Tango Blast gang member with a prior conviction of aggravated robbery in the U.S. was arrested at the Rio Grande Valley sector.

Within 24 hours, agents intercepted a Salvadoran 18th Street gang member with a prior conviction for aggravated homicide. CBP agents near Sarita, Texas simultaneously encountered a Guatemalan who had an outstanding warrant in Houston for indecency with a child.

A Sureno gang member with prior convictions of battery and immigration offenses, and a Paisas gang member with a prior conviction for evading arrest, were also apprehended.

CBP also announced the arrests of 20 gang members from the 18th Street and MS-13 gangs. “In this fiscal year, CBP agents have arrested at least 627 gang members, a significant increase compared to 348 in the fiscal year 2021 and 363 in the fiscal year 2020, according to the agency’s data” reports The Foreign Desk.

Numbers in just the past two years show the uncontrollable crisis: “Border Patrol has intercepted at least 9,381 undocumented migrants with criminal convictions, compared to 10,763 last fiscal year and 2,438 in the fiscal year 2020.”

All migrant apprehensions have increased substantially. However, “those with and without criminal records, so far in this fiscal year already exceeds the total of the previous fiscal year and has set record-breaking numbers. Since October, more than 1.8 million individuals have attempted to cross the border, four times more than those who were intercepted at the border in 2020.”

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IG Audit shows nonprofit wasted $17 million taxpayer dollars on hotels to not house illegal foreign nationals

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An audit report by the Inspector General shows enraging information as to exactly how millions of dollars from the American people were completely wasted.

One doesn’t need to read past the IG report’s headline to become furious: “ICE Spent Funds on Unused Beds, Missed COVID-19 Protocols and Detention Standards while Housing Migrant Families in Hotels.”

In summary, an unbelievable $17 million was wasted on not housing illegal foreign nationals. At the heart of the story is Endeavors, a nonprofit which has received half a billion dollars in taxpayer money “through no-bid government contracts to house foreign nationals who illegally entered the U.S. and were released by the Biden administration instead of being deported” reports The Center Square.

The audit evaluated the process used by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to grant no bid contracts to Endeavors and their compliance with federal law, the article explains.

The report evaluated an $86.9 million sole source contract first awarded to Endeavors earlier this year. The contract was awarded for six months to provide “temporary shelter and processing services for families who have not been expelled and are therefore placed in immigration proceedings for their removal from the United States,” The Center Square previously reported.

Months after it received its first no bid contract, Endeavors received a second $530 million contract and hired former Biden administration official Andrew Lorenzen-Straight as its senior director for migrant services and federal affairs, Axios reported.

The Center Square explains:

Sole source contracts are used when an agency can demonstrate the contract meets specific and justified criteria. If contracts don’t meet one of the criteria, they must be awarded through an open competitive process.

Endeavors has no professional history of providing housing services and has never provided beds or all-inclusive emergency family residential services, OIG auditors found. Those critical of DHS’ contract process argue the agency should be awarding contracts through an open competitive process to ensure that those bidding for funds can offer the services they claim they can provide.

Under the contract in question, for six months between March and September 2021, Endeavors was responsible for providing 1,239 beds and other necessary services in hotels. It used six hotels and repurposed them as Emergency Family Reception Sites to accommodate families staying less than three days while ICE considered conditions of release, including alternatives to detention.

The IOG made four recommendations for ICE to improve its contracting and oversight of hotel facility management and operations. “ICE concurred with one recommendation and didn’t concur with three. Based on information ICE provided in its response, the IOG said it considered one recommendation resolved and closed, and three recommendations administratively closed.”

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