A handful of Republican Senators introduced legislation Thursday to stop President Biden’s plan to hand out up to $450,000 to each illegal immigrant who broke the nation’s laws and was separated from a family member as a consequence of illegally entering the United States.
The bill titled Protect American Taxpayer Dollars from Illegal Immigration Act — introduced by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tom Cotton (R-AR), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) — would ensure no federal dollars could be handed over to illegal immigrants from the pockets of American taxpayers. If Biden’s plan isn’t stopped, they warn, hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars could be directed to individuals whose first action arriving in the United States was breaking the law.
“Our southern border is a disaster, and President Biden’s failed policies have continued to fuel this ongoing crisis,” Senator Tillis pointed out. “We are seeing the most illegal immigration this year alone than ever recorded, and now President Biden wants to give illegal immigrants a payout, further rewarding lawlessness and chaos,” he added. “I am proud to work with my colleagues to make sure this doesn’t happen.”