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Sens. Cruz, Kennedy, Judiciary Committee Republicans Oppose Biden Plan to Pay Illegal Immigrants With Taxpayer Dollars

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Kennedy (R-La.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), customers of the Senate Judiciary Committee, these days sent a letter to President Biden to oppose his administration’s described system to offer unlawful immigrants up to $450,000 per person in taxpayer dollars to settle lawsuits resulting from those people individuals’ violating U.S. immigration law. In accordance to media reporting, the federal authorities is contemplating shelling out out more than $1 billion to illegal immigrants primarily based on allegations towards the Division of Homeland Security.

In the letter, the senators wrote:

“At a time when respect for our country’s immigration legislation is at an all-time very low, our federal government is now seeking to fiscally reward aliens who broke our laws.”


“These illegal immigrants disregarded our immigration processes, cut in front of those searching for to lawfully enter our nation, and place children at chance of excellent personalized injury or death by positioning them in the arms of abusive smugglers. Not only would these settlements be breathtakingly unjust and unwise, but they reinforce the circumstances that make it simple for the cartels to recruit more people to undertake the treacherous journey to our southwest border, and provide only to motivate much more illegal immigration.”


“Americans are a sort and generous people today who welcome a numerous array of immigrants from around the globe. Our nation has been produced more robust by the generations of lawful immigrants that have contributed to our country and reached the American Aspiration. But fulfilling unlawful immigration with economical payments runs counter to our guidelines and would only provide to encourage additional lawlessness at our border.”

Examine the complete text of the letter listed here and beneath.

President Joseph Biden

The White Household

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear President Biden,

I compose to you currently concerning disturbing media experiences indicating that the Division of Justice, Division of Homeland Security and the Department of Wellness and Human Companies system to provide illegal immigrants hundreds of 1000’s, if not millions, of taxpayer bucks to settle lawsuits ensuing from their violations of U.S. immigration regulation.

Now this yr, this administration has pursued border insurance policies that have  undermined our nationwide stability and established a preventable crisis at United States-Mexico border.  These guidelines include ending border wall design, supporting sanctuary jurisdictions, and weakening immigration enforcement policies by terminating the “Remain in Mexico Policy” and generating exceptions to Title 42 enforcement.  All the although, our nation continues to see a report number of encounters at the border, such as a latest caravan of hundreds of migrants from across the world functioning its way north via Mexico to the United States.

At a time when regard for our country’s immigration guidelines is at an all-time reduced, our federal authorities is now searching for to monetarily reward aliens who broke our legal guidelines. These illegal immigrants disregarded our immigration procedures, slice in entrance those people in search of to legally enter our country, and set kids at danger of wonderful private harm or loss of life.  Not only would these settlements be breathtakingly unjust and unwise, but they would serve only to motivate more illegal immigration.

Us residents are a sort and generous men and women who welcome a numerous array of immigrants from around the planet. Our country has been made much better by the generations of authorized immigrants that have contributed to our region and attained the American Dream.  But satisfying illegal immigration with monetary payments runs counter to our regulations and would only serve to really encourage a lot more lawlessness at our borders. To that end, I ask that your administration refuse  to issue any settlement payments for aliens who broke our legislation.