In particular, $850 million was taken from the amount allocated for the expansion of testing for coronavirus, the newspaper Politico writes.
The US Department of Health and Human Services has allocated more than $2 billion to cover the cost of caring for young illegal migrants who crossed the southern border of the country unaccompanied by adults. The newspaper Politico reported this.
This amount was reallocated from the funds allocated to the Ministry of Health for other health initiatives, including those related to the fight against coronavirus. In particular, $850 million was taken from the amount allocated for the expansion of testing for COVID-19. Another $ 850 million – from funds intended to replenish the so-called strategic national stock of medicines and medical supplies. The administration of US President Joe Biden has recently been heavily criticized in light of the growing influx of people who are illegally trying to enter the US from Mexico. Political opponents, in particular, argue that what is happening was the result of the new head of the White House’s too soft approach to illegal immigration. Biden is particularly harshly criticized for the fact that underage illegal migrants who find themselves in the United States are being held in conditions that are not suitable for children.