Treasury Department Auditing Migrant Flights from Florida

Inspector general questioning improper use of funds. 

The inspector general of the Department of the Treasury is auditing and investigating “as quickly as possible” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ potential misuse of taxpayer funds designed for pandemic relief in order to transport 50 immigrants from Florida to Martha’s Vineyard. 

Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts is one of the individuals who requested the investigation and was reassured by Deputy Inspector General Richard Delmar in a letter that the department would look into whether American Rescue Plan funds were inappropriately used. 

Documents apparently show that, using funds from the federal State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, Florida legislators established a $12 million program focused on immigration. 

The letter read, “We will review the allowability of use of SLFRF funds related to immigration generally, and will specifically confirm whether interest earned on SLFRF funds was utilized by Florida related to immigration activities, and if so, what conditions and limitations apply to such use.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Deputy Inspector General Richard Delmar as he investigates the use of federal funds on immigration.
  • For Senator Markey as he heads efforts to ensure taxpayer funds are properly utilized.
  • For Governor DeSantis as he addresses illegal immigration concerns.

Sources: Washington Examiner, Newsmax 


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