Recently, in Biden’s era, a shift in terminology has dubbed newcomers as equivalents to unauthorized immigrants. Language evolves constantly in the times we are living in.

In Michigan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, affiliated with the Democrats, has introduced a rental assistance initiative known as the Fresh Comer Rent Aid program. This initiative provides landlords with a sum of $500 for each illegal immigrant. This initiative aims to offer rental aid of up to $500 monthly for a maximum of 12 months to eligible immigrant households based on their immigration status and income.

Individuals interested in this program must possess qualifying immigration status, including refugees, asylum-seekers, holders of special immigration visas, victims of trafficking, individuals from Cuba, Haiti, Afghanistan, and those with Ukrainian humanitarian parole. This encompasses a broad spectrum of unauthorized immigrants. The rationale behind this taxpayer-funded initiative is outlined on the state’s website.

“Numerous refugees and recent immigrants encounter significant housing difficulties, and this initiative seeks to improve access to enhanced and more economical housing options while facilitating a faster social integration process for refugees and other immigrant groups in Michigan.”

It’s worth noting that this is not the first time Whitmer has supported such an initiative. She previously did so in May 2023, offering a stipend of $300 to $500 monthly, accessible for up to a year.

Amy Hovey, the executive director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, highlighted that the initiative aligns with the goal of enhancing affordable housing options throughout the state for all individuals “including those who are looking to start a new life here.”

“This program proves to be a mutually beneficial arrangement by addressing the most pressing obstacle to refugee resettlement through providing housing support while setting families up for success by improving employment prospects and opportunities,” stated Hovey.

This two-year initiative is being financed by the Michigan Housing and Community Development Fund, with $4 million allocated to the Office of Global Michigan.

Participants also undergo financial literacy and budgeting sessions. Landlords receive payments in installments spanning three months.

“The compensation will be disbursed in three-month increments, with the initial payment issued upon approval of the application,” as per the guidelines. “Subsequent payments will follow thereafter.”

In 2023, the Refugee Council USA reported that Michigan was ranked 4th in refugee resettlement, trailing behind California, Texas, and New York. It seems to assimilate refugees and asylum-seekers with unauthorized immigrants. Advocates for immigration and refugees sometimes blur the line between lawful and unlawful immigrants to downplay the impact of the rising number of individuals arriving at the southern border.

Whitmer is now under fire because an unauthorized immigrant involved in the program has been accused of murder.

Brandon Ortiz-Vite, an unauthorized immigrant who was deported to Mexico in 2020, has been formally charged with different offenses, including felony murder, open murder, carjacking, possessing a concealed weapon, and the illegal use of a firearm, following the discovery of the body of Ruby Garcia, a 25-year-old, along U.S. 131 in downtown Grand Rapids earlier this month.

“Instead of focusing on border security and fostering safe communities, the Whitmer administration seems to prioritize concealing the state’s population decline by subsidizing housing not just for refugees but for anyone who sought asylum, a majority of whom are routinely rejected,” expressed Michigan GOP State Representative Andrew Fink, who recently introduced a bill that essentially bans sanctuary cities, in a statement to Fox News Digital.

One dilemma arising from Biden’s border predicament is due to the record-high number of unauthorized immigrants apprehended and released into the United States, which makes it unfeasible to thoroughly screen all individuals at the southern border. Border Patrol and law enforcement agencies are overwhelmed, lacking the necessary personnel to process them prior to their release. Criminal activities are on the rise due to the surge of unauthorized immigrants in sanctuary regions and states. Proponents of open borders diminish the significance of the increase in criminal activity, including violent crimes, asserting that it is only a minute fraction of unauthorized immigrants who engage in such activities. Yet, these assertions do little to console the families of the victims of such crimes. Joe Biden bears responsibility for this tragic outcome.