U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has signed a short-term contract of $86.9 million to provide temporary shelter for migrant families.
Snopes contacted the ICE department on March 22. They confirmed that the amount would be spent over six months to provide shelter to the migrant families who cross the U.S.-Mexico border into the United States, and they will be housed in U.S. hotels.
Axios first reported the news on the Biden administration's $86 million contract to house migrants on March 20. The article stated the deal covered six months, and the hotels would be "near border areas, including Arizona and Texas." All families will undergo general health check-up which will include COVID-19 testing.
According to Reuters' report, Endeavors, a San Antonio-based organization, will oversee family reception sites at hotels in Texas and Arizona.