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Ron Johnson requests an answer to a leaked DHS memo about using taxpayer dollars to transport immigrants across the United States

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FIRST ON FOX:Senator Ron Johnson, R-Wis. ,is asking the Byden administration to respond to the reported plan to fund the transportation of immigrants. Country.

US taxpayer money should not be used to "further" the border crisis by facilitating immigrant travel in the US, Johnson first obtained 6 According to FoxNews Digital, who wrote to Secretary Alejandro Mallorcus of the Department of Land Security (DHS) in a letter on the 22nd of March. 

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Johnson, Senate Standing Subcommittee on Investigation, states that the federal government has traveled from the US-Mexico borderto various shelters in Texas, New Mexico and CaliforniaNoted the recent NBC News report that payments will begin.

"The recently leaked DHS program seems to have doubled the administration's efforts to charge taxpayers for illegal foreign travel," he wrote to Mallorcus. "According to this plan, DHS will pay to transport foreigners away from the border and deep into the United States." 

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., demands answers from the Biden administration on reports that the administration plans to spend American taxpayer money on transporting migrants across the country.

Senator Ron Johnson, R-Wis. Requests a response from the Biden administration regarding reports that the government plans to spend US taxpayer's money on the transportation of immigrants across the country. (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin)

"In the DHS plan, taxpayers send foreigners to cities such as Los Angeles, California and Albakhaki, New. "We have submitted a bill to send, Mexico, and Houston and Dallas, Texas," Johnson continued. "The taxpayer's dollar should be used to secure the border so as not to further exacerbate the Byden border crisis."

Senator Wisconsin also reported from Fox News Digital from January. He emphasized the book, stating that immigration and customs authorities coordinatedimmigrant travel and accommodation with non-governmental organizations. Johnson's letter contained a list of more than 20 NGOs that the Byden administration obtained from DHS in April and have cooperated at the border.

"The enclosed list may show only a small portion of the NGOs used by DHS and its components," he wrote.

Senator requests a response from Mallorcus within the scope of the Information Committee and is a "misleading" testimony

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies during an April 2022 House hearing.

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies at a house hearing in April 2022. (AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana)

Johnson provides "funds, financial support, or refunds to NGOs" for DHS for immigrant travel I asked if. He also sought a list of organizations receiving such funding and all records related to the leaked notes highlighted in the NBC news report.

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Under the Biden administration, border concerns The number is increasing rapidly. , According to government data. More than 1.95 million immigrants crossed the border in 2021 and about 1.75 million in 2022, which ends in late September.

By comparison, we encountered an average of 751,231 immigrants annually between 2017 and 2020.

DHS did not immediately respond to the request for comment.

Thomas Catenacci is FoxNews Digital's political writer