The Hidden Cost Of The Immigration Crisis: HHS Dips Into Funds That Could Have Gone To Medical Research
Simply housing more than 2,500 children separated from their families by the Trump administration has cost more than $30 million in the past two months, not to mention other costs. As the price tag continues to tick up, HHS scrambles to figure out ways to pay for the migrant crisis.
Trump’s Migrant Fiasco Diverts Millions From Health Programs
The health department has quietly dipped into tens of millions of dollars to pay for the consequences of President Donald Trump’s border policy, angering advocates who want the money spent on medical research, rural health programs and other priorities. The Department of Health and Human Services has burned through at least $40 million in the past two months for the care and reunification of migrant children separated from their families at the border — with housing costs recently estimated at about $1.5 million per day. (Diamond, 7/18)