Source: Dan Lyman
The United Nations is giving money to migrants bound for the United States in the form of electronic cash cards, according to reports.
Migrants at a U.N. office in Tapachula, Mexico, say payments are being loaded onto debit cards for them.Take part in the ultimate win-win deals on the web by checking out our store now!
The stunning revelations were captured on camera by Todd Bensman, Senior National Security Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies.
A man identified as a migrant from Haiti told Bensman he was expecting a disbursement of 3,600 Mexican pesos (~$175) for the month of January but it had not arrived.
This US-bound Haitian in Tapachula, Mexico complains that the UN failed to make its January payment to him and now his UN debit card is empty… pic.twitter.com/32N3IpKhTB
— Todd Bensman (@BensmanTodd) January 14, 2022
“They haven’t deposited to my account,” the Haitian said before flashing a debit card branded with the logo of the UNHCR — the U.N. Refugee Agency.
A Haitian by the United Nations office in Tapachula, Mexico shows the cash card it gave him. Says he came to complain that his $3,500 peso payment (about $175 US) didn’t deposit this month. A significant line of migrants is outside to apply for cash too. pic.twitter.com/LJg8rdFKvi— Todd Bensman (@BensmanTodd) January 14, 2022
A “significant line” of migrants was waiting outside the U.N. office, according to Bensman, including additional Haitians who claimed migrants from other countries were receiving more money than them.
Photo I just took of a Honduran migrant woman’s United Nations-issued cash card, which provided 2,500 pesos a month for 4,
the max in this one city of Tapachula, Mexico. All part of the UN “cash-based interventions” program I wrote about last month here: https://t.co/ocDcwnnAL7 pic.twitter.com/9l5F2sjevz
— Todd Bensman (@BensmanTodd) January 17, 2022
In November, Bensman reported from a large camp in Reynosa, Mexico, where staffers were handing out debit cards to migrants on their way to the U.S.
“The IOM workers said a migrant family of four gets about $800 a month. I watched long lines of migrants get their UN debit cards,” Bensman reported at the time.
In Reynosa, Mexico, at a migrant camp, the United Nations IOM helpfully doles out debit cards to aspiring US border crossers.— Todd Bensman (@BensmanTodd) November 20, 2021
The IOM workers said a migrant family of four gets about $800 a month. I watched long lines of migrants get their UN debit cards pic.twitter.com/oxBUQCGOcy
“When I took the photos, I wasn’t exactly sure of exactly what I was seeing in Reynosa. But here’s what I have learned since: The money card is confirmed beyond doubt, but also ‘hard cash in envelopes’ and ‘movement assistance’; and an online IOM ‘Emergency Manual‘ describes what I saw as part of a program it terms ‘Cash-Based Interventions,’ or CBIs,” Bensman explained in a follow-up article a month later.
Bensman’s findings support previous Infowars reporting on U.N. debit cards distributed to migrants bound for Europe.
In November, 2018, Infowars Europe helped bring to light revelations that migrants were using preloaded MasterCard debit cards bearing insignias of the E.U. and U.N. to pay for goods and services along their journeys.