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'Cash in Envelopes': How the US and UN Are Funding the Border Crisis

• By Darlene McCormick Sanchez

The United States is bankrolling its own "invasion" by funding the United Nations and its partners, which, in turn, give hundreds of millions of dollars in cash and aid to migrants who eventually cross the U.S. southern border illegally.

While the U.N. has aided migrants for decades, the scope of its operation has dramatically expanded as the number of illegal immigrants—from at least 160 countries—into the United States has surged.

That expansion has been fueled by more than $1 billion in funding from the U.S. government to the U.N. and other agencies assisting migrants, according to a government spending database.

"We're actually funding our own border crisis," Todd Bensman, senior national security fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, a "pro-immigrant, low-immigration" think tank, told The Epoch Times.

"And it's provided by, ultimately, the United States taxpayer."

Until President Joe Biden took office, the United States had obligated about a half-billion dollars per year to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the U.N.'s migration arm.

But that funding has skyrocketed under the Biden administration to nearly $1.3 billion in 2023—more than double what it had been under the Trump administration, according to

The government spending database shows that most of the money comes from the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Two of the largest government giveaways were voluntary contributions to the U.N.'s IOM from the State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration totaling $547 million over two years ending in 2023.

The bureau's objective was "to fund processing individuals requesting refugee status and resettlement in the United States and arrange their movement."