The homeless population in the US is rapidly increasing at a record pace as Joe Biden seeks hundreds of millions of American taxpayer money to house illegal migrants across the country.
According to new data published by the Wall Street Journal, over 577,000 Americans are homeless today, representing an 11 percent increase compared to 2022.
The increase “would represent by far the biggest recorded increase since the government started tracking comparable numbers in 2007,” the Journal notes/
“The next highest increase was a 2.7% jump in 2019, excluding an artificially high increase last year caused by pandemic counting interruptions,” the outlet adds.
Out of the nearly 600,000 homeless Americans, 150,000 are considered chronically homeless because they have lived on the streets for over a year, with many suffering from mental illness.
Despite the homeless problem, Biden is asking Congress to approve hundreds of millions in American taxpayer dollars for a housing development project for illegal migrants.
As The Daily Fetched reported last week, Biden is asking for more funds as part of a $40 billion emergency funding request to Congress.
The request includes a whopping $2.7 billion for the Department of Homeland Security’s various border efforts.
We also reported that New York City Mayor Eric Adams warned the influx of migrants could cost the city $12 billion.
“So we continue to do an average of twenty-five hundred a week, five thousand every two weeks, ten thousand a month,” Adams said.
“You don’t have to be a mathematician to understand what this is doing to our city,” he said.
There are 57,300 migrants in the city, with an estimated 100,000 that will need services by June 2025.
Adams admitted that the massive increase in migrants could cost the city as much as $12 billion over the next three years.
As Breitbart noted:
“Much of the taxpayer money would end up in the hands of left-wing non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that have profited immensely from illegal immigration in recent years via federal contracts with DHS.
Border crossers and illegal aliens who would get to take advantage of the housing project would likely stay for an extended period of time, as a sample size of DHS data recently found that fewer than 2-in-10 are being placed into deportation proceedings after release into the U.S. interior.”