Biden Plan to Pay $450K to Illegals Could Surpass Payments to 9/11, Military Families
Illegal immigrants made millionaires at the cost of the taxpayer
Joe Biden's plan to pay a whopping $450,000 per person to illegal immigrants separated during the Trump administration could overtake payments to some Gold Star families and families of 9/11 victims.
Neon Nettle reported earlier this week that the Biden administration was working on a plan to award $450,000 in taxpayer money to migrants separated at the border.
At the cost of billions of dollars to the American taxpayer, the scheme will see many illegal immigrant families receive almost $1 million if two members claim to have been separated from each other.
The reports sparked outrage from former Trump officials and Republicans.
The move would effectively turn illegal immigrants into millionaires at the cost of the taxpayer.
Moreover, the payments would be more than those received by families of those who lost loved ones in military service.
The death gratuity is a single tax-free payment of $100,000.
Additionally, there is a life insurance program, the Servicemember Group Life Insurance (SGLI) which limits at $400,000 and requires service members to have paid into it.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, highlighted the contrast between the payments and what is given to those who have lost loved ones who died during service.
"Biden wants to pay illegal immigrants $450,000 for their hardship while breaking our laws," Crenshaw, R-Texas, a Navy SEAL veteran, tweeted.
"For perspective, if a service member is killed in action, their next of kin get an insurance payment of $400,000. Let that sink in."
Dozens of Republicans wrote to the heads of the various agencies highlighting a similar point.
"The idea that we would give illegal foreigners who broke the law a check that exceeds the amount that our government supplies to our valiant and heroic Gold Star Families is shameful, reprehensible, and morally indignant," they wrote.
Comparisons were also drawn to payouts for 9/11 victims.
DHS attorney complained that the payouts could amount to more than what some families of 9/11 victims received, which awarded around $2 million, but some significantly lower.
But other officials pushed back against the comparison, arguing the U.S. government was not responsible for 9/11.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said that the news was "another way President Biden is putting America last."
"Lawyers in his own administration admit payouts to illegal immigrants could be more than the families of the fallen from 9/11 received," he said. "Disgraceful."
Advocates for 9/11 victims and their families said the news was a "shock" as they tried to persuade Congress and the administration to fund payments to those they say were wrongfully kept from compensation.
"This is an outrage given the current situation the 9/11 dependent spouses and children find themselves in as we try to persuade Congress, DOJ, and the Biden Administration to fund our Lump Sum Catch Up Payment," the group "September 11 Advocates" said in a statement.
"The 9/11 Families suffered the ultimate separation that was not temporary, in nature. Moreover, the 9/11 Families are American citizens who were innocent civilians merely showing up to work on the morning of September 11. "\