Spending under President Joe Biden is already out of control. Now he wants to pay off illegal aliens.
Biden is in negotiations with several government agencies to pay $450,000 to illegal immigrants families who were separated at the border under former President Donald Trump, the Wall Street Journal reported. This is supposed to indemnify them for their trauma.
The Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, and Health and Human Services are mulling payments that could be as much as $1 million to families separated at the Mexican border. However, the actual amount would depend on the circumstances though it looks like many are eager to fork over thousands of dollars.
The American Civil Liberties Union has been pushing for lawsuits for illegal alien families separated at the border, with some estimates totaling $1 billion in eventual payouts. The aggrieved families could cash in on leftist guilt about holding children and adults in separate facilities, though it was a policy before and after Trump took office.
“President Biden has agreed that the family separation policy is a historic moral stain on our nation that must be fully remedied,” deputy director of the organization’s immigrants’ rights faction, Lee Gelernt, said. “That remedy must include not only meaningful monetary compensation, but a pathway to remain in the country,” the organization said, suggesting also granting amnesty.
Some claim that the trauma of separation and the conditions at holding facilities were enough to warrant such payouts. However, these were people who came to the U.S. as lawbreakers and put their families in that position — and now they’d get a handout higher than other groups like military families and 9/11 survivors.
“Biden wants to pay illegal immigrants $450,000 for their hardship while breaking our laws,” Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) tweeted Thursday, pointing out the absurdity of it. “For perspective, if a service member is killed in action, their next of kin gets an insurance payment of $400,000. Let that sink in,” he said.
Biden wants to pay illegal immigrants $450,000 for their hardship while breaking our laws.
For perspective, if a service member is killed in action, their next of kin gets an insurance payment of $400,000.
Let that sink in. https://t.co/J3kuhDhyD5
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) October 28, 2021
The Biden administration has already created an immigration crisis by tacitly supporting illegal immigration. Now they want to pay out half of a million dollars to some families and grant them amnesty, a practice which will no doubt entice more to take their chances.