'New Americans' strategy to 'institutionalize' president's open-borders policies
Months after the Obama administration spent $19 million to register new immigrant voters that will likely support Democrats in November, it’s dedicating an additional $10 million in a final push as the presidential election nears, a government-watchdog group reports.
The money, fully approved by the Republican-led Congress, is distributed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or USCIS, which is the Homeland Security agency that oversees lawful immigration. It’s distributed to organizations that help “enhance pathways to naturalization” by helping prepare immigrants and refugees for U.S. citizenship by teaching them English, U.S. history and civics, at no cost to the immigrant.
“Officially, they’re known as citizenship integration grants,” according to a report by Judicial Watch.
Since 2009, USCIS has doled out $63 million in these grants to prepare more than 156,000 immigrants in dozens of states for U.S. citizenship, according to the agency’s figures. Besides the free classes, the feds also offer immigrants free “naturalization legal services,” the latest USCIS grant announcement states.