One of former President Barack Obama’s goals for his legacy was to make the U.S. a more diverse country, in part by introducing a sweeping set of changes that included immigration reform.
New research revealed how some of that reform was funded during his presidency, and, as you might guess, it came straight from the pockets of taxpayers who supported federal programs aimed at helping illegal immigrants in one way or another.
According to analysis of federal spending and tax documents acquired by the Daily Caller News Foundation, taxpayers funded eight non-profit organizations to the tune more than $291 million between 2012 to 2016 .
The DCNF, which obtained data from USAspending.gov and 990 tax forms, said the services provided included social and legal services, as well as political advocacy for illegal aliens.
The Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service received the most in federal grants at a whooping $255 million. Data showed refugees themselves received a large portion of that money.
The National Council of La Raza came in second place for the most publicly funded charity, receiving more than $17 million between 2013 and 2015, the data revealed.
Those two groups alone accounted for over 93 percent of the $291 million.
The Americans For Immigrant Justice received $8 million between 2012 and 2014, Farmworker Justice pocketed about $5 million, Ayuda received approximately $4.25 million, and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. ended up with around $1.2 million.
The Daily Caller added that the $291 million total was most likely an underestimate, since not all of the tax documents were immediately available. However, not all of that money was spent assisting illegal immigrants, as most of these charities also support immigrants and refugees in the country legally.
According to the Urban Institute, at least 684 nonprofits across the nation provide some type of legal aid to immigrants.
The amount of money spent on illegal immigrants in this country is shameful, and it needs to stop. Providing assistance to those in the country illegally is tantamount to aiding and abetting; such activity should be enough to disqualify any nonprofit organization from receiving federal grants.
This is one swamp that President Donald Trump needs to drain.
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