The Biden administration was sued on Wednesday over its failure to release documents regarding large government contracts to detain illegal immigrants at the southern border.
The Washington-based American Accountability Foundation filed two lawsuits against the departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security over the lack of documents in the matter.
A nonprofit watchdog group has sued the Biden administration for its failure to turn over documents that explain how massive government contracts to detain migrants at the border were awarded to a former Biden transition team member.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 16, 2022
“Aside from the efforts at DHS and HHS to cover up the crisis at our southern border with this housing contract, they also displayed the worst type of government cronyism,” AAF founder Tom Jones said in a statement.
“Instead of ignoring our FOIA requests, DHS and HHS need to come clean to the American people about the clear conflict of interest with this contract, and prioritize sound policy over political favors for their friends,” he added.
BREAKING: AAF files lawsuits against DHS and HHS for refusing to comply with our FOIA requests over the Endeavors conflict-of-interest, government cronyism, and partisan migrant housing scandal.https://t.co/l5xPC3XMkD
— Biden Noms | American Accountability Foundation (@ameracctfnd) March 16, 2022
The apparent conflict of interest could be important, especially as the administration’s open border policies have led to a surge in illegal immigration.
The new lawsuits could serve to help also provide transparency regarding who benefits from the border surge, an important insight as the midterm elections near.