Biden’s Border Crisis Forces Local Taxes Up To Cover Costs

At a glance

  • Since the start of the Biden administration, migrants have flowed into the U.S. in record numbers, with 3,463,430 migrants encountered at the southern border between January 2021 and August 2022, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
  • In May, the city of Portland said shelter capacity was full and that the housing program was no longer guaranteed. The city later funded more housing to the tune of $9 million, which raised property taxes by 4.8% on residents

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