(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- The Department of Homeland Security has been providing “concierge services” to illegal aliens while hiding the costs paid by taxpayers, according to America First Legal.
America First Legal said this week that documents it obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request reveal the details of a 2021 no-bid contract between Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Family Endeavors, Inc. to provide housing and services for illegals flooding the southern border.
Under the contract, Family Endeavors housed illegals in hotels like Hampton Inn, Best Western, Comfort Suites, and Holiday Inn Express. There, the illegal aliens were provided room service that included meat at every meal, 24-hour access to snacks and booze, babysitter services, laundry services, and even a choice of mattress thickness.
The contract stipulated that illegal immigrants were never to be referred to as “detainees” or “aliens,” and no measure could be taken to prevent them from leaving the hotel and disappearing into the country. The illegals were also to be given unfettered access to attorneys.
Housing illegals in hotels was part of the Biden administration’s response to the unprecedented influx of illegal aliens overwhelming DHS resources in the spring of 2021.
Family Endeavors won no-bid contracts worth hundreds of millions from ICE and the Department of Health and Human Services, despite having absolutely no experience in handling a contract this massive.
But Family Endeavors won the contracts after it hired Andrew Lorenzen-Strait, a former senior ICE official who also worked as a member of the Biden transition team after the 2020 presidential election.
America First Legal’s senior counselor and director of investigations Reed Rubinstein said making this information available to the public is important so “the average citizen can see what the government is up to.”
Rubinstein said the contract between Endeavor and ICE provides a “small window” into how this administration “is conducting itself.”
America First Legal obtained over 150 pages of documents from its FOIA request. However, it took over a year for ICE to comply with the request.