Joe Biden sparked outrage from the public in recent weeks when it was revealed that his administration wants to pay almost half a million dollars to illegal immigrants who were separated from their familes at the border.
At first, Biden claimed that reports on this were “garbage” but it was later confirmed to be true.
Now Republicans in the Senate have introduced a bill to block this measure.
FOX News reports:
Republican senators introduce bill to block settlement payments to separated illegal immigrants
Republican lawmakers in the Senate on Thursday will introduce legislation to bar the Biden administration from making payments to illegal immigrants who were separated during the Trump administration – amid a continuing controversy over reported plans by the administration to make massive payouts to illegal immigrants.
Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell will introduce the Protect American Taxpayer Dollars from Illegal Immigration Act.
The legislation would bar the use of federal funds, including the Judgment Fund, which pays for court judgments and lawsuit settlements against the federal government, for illegal immigrants if the settlements are related to their detention at the border after Jan. 20, 2017.
The bill is in response to reported plans by the administration to settle with illegal immigrants who were separated from family members during the Trump administration and are suing the government as a result.
It’s good to see Republicans taking action on this issue.
The Protect American Taxpayer Dollars from Illegal Immigration Act would prohibit federal funding for pay settlements to migrants, which the Biden admin. has proposed to the tune of up to $450k – a dangerous idea that deserves to be rejected immediately.https://t.co/qCkzMe02Nv
— Senator John Boozman (@JohnBoozman) December 2, 2021
Biden’s policies have created a massive crisis at our southern border. Yet, his admin wants to worsen it by paying illegal aliens $450k each. I've joined @SenThomTillis in introducing the Protect American Taxpayer Dollars from Illegal Immigration Act to prevent these payments. pic.twitter.com/lNYOF1rnXM
— Senator Bill Hagerty (@SenatorHagerty) December 3, 2021
Read more about our legislation here ⬇️https://t.co/npISXPi5RH
— Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) December 2, 2021
It’s outrageous that Biden even wanted to do this.