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Biden’s Migrant Crisis Overflows Tax-Funded Shelters in Detroit

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Activists in Detroit are urging community members to house illegal border crossers due to the overwhelming crisis.

The African Bureau for Immigration and Social Affairs is leading this effort, citing a lack of support for Black immigrants.

While the city claims to manage the crisis, activists assert that community support is the primary reason tent cities have not emerged. (Trending: Transgender Actor ‘Purposefully Misgendered’ By Airline Employee)

This initiative raises legal and funding concerns, with some mayors requesting more federal aid to handle the influx.

Additionally, efforts are underway to integrate the migrants into the workforce.

“We’ve been calling on administrators. … We have seen the lack of supportive services for that specific community primarily working with Black immigrants,” Senegalese native Seydi Starr said.

“We have been working to secure the understanding that these people are here, and something needs to be done about it. And we stay in daily touch with our homeless outreach agencies to manage Detroit’s homeless population,” chief of housing solutions and support services at Detroit’s Housing and Revitalization Department David Bowser said.

“Despite occasional dire predictions, these efforts have continued to successfully prevent Detroit from experiencing tent cities popping up as has been seen in other communities.”

“The only reason tents aren’t lined up along Woodward Avenue is because of community members who have been stepping up to help,” Starr said.

“Community members have been picking people off the street and taking them into their own homes. Whether it is a Senegalese community, Mauritania folks, Haitian, whoever,” Starr added, “Some people have 12, 18, 20 people in their homes.”

“Every day, we’ll get a call from a driver who picked up someone at the airport, and the driver tells us the man hasn’t eaten in two days and doesn’t have a place to stay. It’s on us to find out who has space.”

“We’re having that hard conversation with our departments and our city right now. We’d like to avoid that problem. We think if the federal government can take action on the supplemental budget that President Biden has proposed, that would be $14 billion that could help meet this need,” Denver Mayor Mike Johnston said.

“And so, we want to avoid having to make those hard trade-offs and we want the federal government to take action. If they don’t, we’ll be looking at a $160 million impact. That’s 10% of our entire budget. So, if you imagine cutting all of your city agencies by 10%, and that would be historic cuts, larger than we’ve seen even in the recession times of the 2009 and 2010 cycle.”

Joe Biden is seeking $14 billion for housing illegal immigrants in hotels nationwide.

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