According to two Republican Representatives from the Lonestar State, Chip Roy and Beth Van Duyne, a Soros-backed immigration advocacy group called Alianza Americas received $8.5 million in government funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration and then illegally used that money to lobby the government.
In the joint letter to Inspector General Christi Grimm, the two representatives say:
Dear Inspector General Grimm,
We write to express serious concerns about blatant ignorance or gross negligence in the awarding of grants through the Department of Health and Human Services to the nonprofit, Alianza Americas.
Over the past two years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration have awarded $8.5 million to Alianza Americas. Despite statutory and regulatory restrictions on lobbying for recipients of federal funding from all federal agencies (P. L. 101-121 ), forms submitted to the Internal Revenue Service by Alianza Americas appear to show activity in direct violation of these restrictions.
As a members of Congress we take seriously our roles of ensuring taxpayer dollars are used wisely and within the confines of the law, and we are sure you share that goal. As such, we are requesting a review of all grants received by Alianza Americas as well as the publicly disclosed actions taken by Alianza Americans that would be in violation of the law and federal regulations.
We appreciate your attention to this matter and look forward to your response. If you have any questions please contact Ryan Dilworth at [email protected] or at (202) 225-6605.
The Epoch Times provided more details on what the money provided to Alianza Americas was ostensibly for and what the group is involved in, along with its connection to George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, reporting:
Besides calling to defund U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Alianza Americas launched in September a lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis after the state flew illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts under the governor’s order. Official records show Soros’s Open Society Foundations website awarded nearly $1.4 million to Alianza Americas between 2016 and 2020.
Yet lawmakers said official grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) totals $8.5 million over the past two years. CDC granted Alianza in February 2021 $7.5 million in funding, which will terminate in September 2025, “to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate impacts among Latinx and Latin American immigrants.” Since last July, the group had also received a total of $1 million from HRSA to “increase COVID-19 vaccine access” among local communities.
Paul Kamenar, counsel to the National Legal and Policy Center, told the Washington Examiner that forms filed by Alianza Americas show it claimed to not be involved in lobbying activities though the group is, in reality, doing so by encouraging its members to contact members of Congress. In Kamenar’s words:
“It appears that Alianza incorrectly stated on their IRS Form 990 that they do not engage in any lobbying when it appears that they do by getting their supporters to contact Congress to introduce or influence legislation regarding the status of illegal immigrants. They are also required to file a separate form with the IRS detailing how much they spend on such lobbying activities.”
So, to sum it all up, Team Brandon’s agencies and George Soros’ Open Societies Foundations are funding a group that has (allegedly) been stirring up supporters to advocate on the behalf of illegal immigrants, which is illegal because it is receiving federal funds.
By: Gen Z Conservative
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