(AbsoluteNews.com) – Roughly 940 immigrant families are suing the federal government seeking compensation for alleged psychological damages sustained when they were separated from their children under former President Donald Trump. The 45th POTUS has a zero-tolerance policy for illegal border crossings which led to the arrests of thousands of people breaking the law. New reports indicate President Joe Biden might give the lawbreakers a big payout.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Homeland Security, the US Department of Justice, and Health and Human Services are considering $450,000 payouts to some of the migrants who were separated. The payments would allegedly go to both the kids and the parents, meaning a payout of nearly a million dollars for just one parent and a single child. It could cost American taxpayers more than $1 billion.
Republicans are furious over the reports that Biden might throw millions of dollars at the situation. Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR) said the president is “rewarding illegal immigrants.”
Rewarding illegal immigrants with hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars is the ULTIMATE insult to law-abiding citizens.
President Biden wants to send the IRS to surveil your bank account while cutting checks—with your money—to people who've broken our laws. https://t.co/GDq2fs6WN0
— Rep. Steve Womack (@rep_stevewomack) October 28, 2021
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) called the potential payouts a “slap in the face.”
Pure insanity. The Biden administration is reportedly looking to pay $450,000 to illegal immigrants who knowingly broke the law.
It's a slap in the face to our law-abiding citizens who wake up, go to work, and pay their taxes.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) October 28, 2021
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he hoped the reporting was bad because it would be outrageous. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) called the possibility “UNACCEPTABLE.”
The Biden administration hasn’t confirmed the reports.
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