Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Chuck Grassley finally spoke out against the Biden administration's plan to pay illegal immigrants $450,000 in "reparations."
They declared that the payments are "offensive to the American people," and I could not agree more.
Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Health and Human Services (HHS) are working to settle with a number of border crossers represented by the ACLU, who claim they have suffered trauma as a result of the Zero Tolerance policy.
As part of the settlement, attorneys with the DOJ, DHS, and HHS are considering a plan that would give each border crosser about $450,000 and family units about $1 million. The total cost of the payouts would reach $1 billion.
In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, McConnell and Grassley call the payouts “outrageous” and ask, “Are these settlements under consideration or are they not?”
“It should not surprise you to learn that we find these reports outrageous. Any settlements to illegal aliens because they violated the law are wrong. These kinds of settlements are offensive to the American people,” wrote McConnell and Grassley:
Do you intend to stand with the ACLU and go forward with these massive settlement payments? Or have you complied with President Biden’s instruction and decided to seek settlement amounts for illegal aliens that the White House finds more politically palatable?
Are these settlements under consideration or are they not? And if your response would be that the Justice Department does not comment on ongoing settlement negotiations, we note that President Biden and the ACLU already have. Where is the Department of Justice? This matter demands clarification.
What about Americans who are homeless? What about veterans who fought for this country and now they do not have a place to sleep or food to eat?
Why do Democrats insist on giving American earned tax money to anyone and everyone except for actual Americans?? Illegal immigrants should not receive one cent of help, let alone a fat payout as a reward for breaking the law!
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