Fox News reported on Thursday that the Vera Institute of Justice, an organization linked to left-wing billionaire financier George Soros, has won a nearly $172 million federal contract from the Biden administration to help Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs), or illegal border crossers, avoid deportation.
The contract could end up showering the Vera Institute with $1 billion in taxpayer funding:
The arrangement lasts until March 2023 but can reach as high as $983 million if renewed until March 2027, the agreement shows. This appears to be the largest federal contract Vera has secured for immigration-related services for any single year dating back to the mid-2000s.
The Vera Insitute, meanwhile, is propelled by taxpayer-backed government grants and contracts like the one it secured in March. Between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, $152 million of the group’s $191 million in revenue came from government sources, its most recent financial audit shows.
The institute seeks to end “mass incarceration” by cutting down on the number of jails, prisons and detention centers in the United States. The group has also signaled support for defunding police.
As Breitbart News reported in 2018, the Vera Institute of Justice was previously awarded $310 million by the Obama administration to help UACs avoid deportation.