- Texas non-profit was awarded $530 million to curb the child migrant crisis
- Family Endeavors is a faith-based organization in San Antonio, Texas
- The no-bid grant was awarded shortly after the non-profit hired Biden transition official Andrew Lorenzen-Strait as its senior director for migrant services
- Lorenzen-Strait is also a former Immigration and Customs Enforcement official
- Recent data shows there are currently more than 21,000 unaccompanied migrant children in federal government custody
- The award comes as the administration tries to mitigate the growing crisis
- Kamala Harris was name border czar last month and has received criticism for not visting the border or holding any press conferences related to her role
- On Wednesday she is meeting virtually with experts to talk about the situation in Northern Triangle countries
- Former Trump DHS officials claimed they are glad Vice President Harris is not getting involved with the border crisis because she would make it worse
- Morgan told DailyMail.com: ‘I’m glad she’s nowhere near the border’
The Texas nonprofit Family Endeavors was awarded its largest-ever contract in an effort to mitigate the massive influx of migrant children arriving at the southern border.
The $530 million no-bid contract was awarded after Family Endeavors hired Biden transition official Andrew Lorenzen-Strait, Axios reported.
The nonprofit is aimed at helping vulnerable communities through crises. The group announced its hiring of Lorenzen-Strait on January 20 – the same day as Biden’s inauguration – and he took on the role of senior director for migrant services and federal affairs.
Lorenzen-Strait is a former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official. He also advised the Biden-Harris transition team on Homeland Security policy and staffing.
President Joe Biden’s administration is scrambling to address the growing immigration crisis as recent numbers show more than 21,000 unaccompanied minors are in federal government custody.
Family Endeavors is part of that effort. The faith-based organization was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
Last month, Biden appointed Vice President Kamala Harris as border czar, but she has since held no events related to the crisis or even taken the time to visit the border or Northern Triangle countries.
On Wednesday morning, Harris is expected to hold a virtual roundtable in her new role.