Sen. Blackburn Questions ICE’s Contract with Endeavors: Where is the Money Going?

Does anyone smells corruption here?

Fox News exclusively reported this morning on a letter that Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn sent to the heads of DHS and ICE demanding clarifications on a recent contract they signed with Endeavors non-profit organization.

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ICE contracted Endeavors for a total contract of $86.9 million to provide hotel rooms near the border and “other services” for families who have been expelled from the United States but have been placed in immigration proceedings for their removal.

Blackburn said that in 2018, Endeavors brought in “over $38 million in contributions and grants,” and noted that “IRS filings show that nearly $22 million or almost half of those contributions went to salaries.”

“This raises questions if half of the $86.9 million in ICE contract proceeds will likewise be allocated toward employee and executive compensation instead of migrant services or housing,” Blackburn wrote.

“As the current contract stands, the cost to taxpayers for housing 1,200 migrant families for six months is about $71,000 per person,” Blackburn wrote. “For a family of four, that amounts to a shocking $284,000 — enough to buy a small house.”

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