Biden To Award $450,000 Per Person To Illegal Immigrant Families Separated At The Border
US President Joe Biden is considering paying colossal sums of money to illegal immigrants who were separated at the border by the former administration.
The Wallstreet Journal’s report, which is based on remarks from “people familiar with the matter,” notes that payments of “around $450,000 a person in compensation” could be handed to illegals affected by former President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy in hopes “to resolve lawsuits filed on behalf of parents and children who say the government subjected them to lasting psychological trauma.”
According to the report, the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services are “considering payments that could amount to close to $1 million a family.” However, the final amounts are subject to change because some “families would likely get smaller payouts, depending on their circumstances.”
It was also revealed that approximately 940 claims have been filed by illegal immigrant families who were separated at the border.
Back in 2018, the American Civil Liberties Union cited government numbers saying that “at least 2,654 immigrant children were separated from their parents or caregivers” under the former president’s immigration rules.
The Biden administration wants to pay each illegal immigrant who crossed the border illegally under President Trump's zero-tolerance policy $𝟒𝟓𝟎,𝟎𝟎𝟎.#BidenBorderCrisishttps://t.co/BBYXrxQzAU
— Rep. Vicky Hartzler (@RepHartzler) October 28, 2021
Texas Republican Representative Dan Crenshaw made a tweet about the report saying that Biden will “pay illegal immigrants $450,000 for their hardship while breaking our laws” and added that the payments are worth more than current government life insurance programs offered to US citizens who served in the military.
“For perspective, if a service member is killed in action, their next of kin gets an insurance payment of $400,000,” he wrote. “Let that sink in.”
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
Since September of 2005, the biggest amount of insurance coverage given by Servicemembers Group Life Insurance is $400,000. The group, which is supervised by the Department of Veterans Affairs, offers a life insurance program available to military members on duty – as well as reserve members of the uniformed services.
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