(Joshua Paladino, Headline USA) President Joe Biden‘s Department of Health and Human Services and Justice Department approved a $164 million grant to the Vera Institute, a George Soros-funded group that funds legal services for illegal aliens, Just the News reported.
The federal government funneled $158 million to the Vera Institute of Justice last year, according to Open the Books, a non-profit transparency watchdog.
The Open Society Foundation, a Soros-founded group that channels money to Leftist and Anarchist causes, gave $10 million to the Vera Institute from 2016 to 2019.
The Vera Institute boasts a partisan agenda that seeks “antiracist solutions” to criminal problems and wants “fewer people…in jails, prisons, and immigration detention.”
The group defines its mission: “To end the overcriminalization and mass incarceration of people of color, immigrants, and people experiencing poverty.”
The federal government’s $164 million gift to the open-borders and open-prisons group could rise to $198.5 million, according to contract information on USAspending.gov.
Jason Hopkins, an investigative associate with the Immigration Reform Law Institute, described the Vera Institute’s goals.
“The Vera Institute of Justice is a behemoth progressive nonprofit based out of New York City with well over a $140 million budget, which they use to fund a slate of progressive causes and initiatives across the country,” he said.
These progressive initiatives include “criminal justice reform, bail reform and also immigration.”
“With hundreds of millions in taxpayer funding, they are seeking a legal subsidy for illegal entrants, ” said Adam Andrzejewski, the CEO and founder of Open the Books. “This has troubling public policy implications.”
The DOJ and HHS give the money to organizations like the Vera Institute so that citizens cannot track their anti-law-and-order agenda.
“For example, Vera is a non-profit entity and is not government,” Andrzejewski said. “Therefore, they are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act, so citizens don’t have a right to know and can’t follow the money.”