DeSantis Calls Biden's $450k Payments to Illegal Immigrants a 'Slap in the Face'
Governor says he is 'very, very concerned' about potential payments
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis torched Joe Biden after reports he is considering payments of $450,000 to illegal immigrants separated from their families under Trump.
DeSantis described Biden's plans as a "slap in the face to every hard-working American."
The Sunshine State governor responded to reports saying he was "very, very concerned" about potential payments as hard-working Americans struggle with rising energy and grocery costs.
"You’ve had all kinds of really bad policies throughout our country that has limited freedom," DeSantis said Friday.
"And you're going to turn around for that, and you’re going to do $475,000 for an individual that came illegally to this country?"
"I’ve seen a lot in my day — I’ve seen a lot that’s happened over the last nine or ten months that I didn’t think I’d ever see — but this takes the cake," the governor continued.
"If that is done, that is going to be a slap in the face to every American who works hard and plays by the rules."
Paying illegal immigrants hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars for "damages" is a slap in the face to hardworking Americans and individuals who legally immigrated to our country. pic.twitter.com/GxusWKLL6c— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) November 1, 2021
"And it will especially a slap in the face to people that have immigrated legally to this country," he added.
"That should not be allowed to stand. It’s wrong, and whatever we can do in Florida to fight back against it, we will do."
Neon Nettle reported earlier that such payments could overtake payments to some Gold Star families and families of 9/11 victims.
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.
Gold Star father David Horton torched Biden over his recent plans.
Horton — whose son, Army Spc. Christopher Horton, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011, said Biden's plan was "an insult" and disrespected military families.
"I think it's another — yet another insult ... against our military families and Gold Star families and veterans' families," Horton said.
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, 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."