WASHINGTON – On Thursday, Congressman Lance Gooden (R-Texas), joined by Representatives Randy  Weber (TX-14), Tom Tiffany (WI-07), Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Madison Cawthorn (NC-11), Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Brian Babin, (TX-36), Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Ronny Jackson (TX-13), Byron Donalds (FL-19), Glenn Grothman (WI-06), and Chip Roy (TX-21), sent a letter to the U.S. Department of State demanding information on non-profit organizations acting as collection agencies for taxpayer-funded Refugee Travel Loans.

The U.S. Department of State, via the United Nations’ International Office of Migration (IOM), provides loans to refugees that are subsequently collected by non-profit organizations acting as resettlement agencies. These non-profits are then permitted to keep 25% of the loans they recoup, giving these organizations a financial interest in the number of refugees brought into the United States. This creates an obvious conflict of interest for organizations advocating for the Biden Administration to lift the refugee admissions cap.

Rep. Gooden said, “President Biden is funneling taxpayer dollars through the United Nations to provide a slush fund to his supporters and it’s time for transparency. While these liberal non-profits claim the United States has a moral obligation to resettle thousands of refugees a year, the truth is they are making millions off U.S. taxpayers in the process.”

You can find the full text of the letter here.