Republicans are blasting a plan being circulated by President Joe Biden’s administration that would give $450,000 to each border crosser subjected to former President Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” policy, calling it “civilizational homicide” and an “assault on American sovereignty.”
As Breitbart News reported, the Biden administration is weighing whether to provide border crossers — who were subjected to the Zero Tolerance policy — with $450,000 each as part of a payout in lawsuits filed.
In some instances, a family unit could secure about $1 million from the payout and overall, the payouts could cost American taxpayers more than $1 billion. Lawyers representing the border crossers have argued that each family unit should get $3.4 million in payouts.
Such payouts would exceed the money that has gone to thousands of American survivors of the 9/11 Islamic terrorist attacks.
As of December 2020, about $7.76 billion have been awarded to more than 34,400 9/11 victims. This indicates that, on average, each 9/11 victim has received about $225,000 — half of what the Biden administration is considering for payouts to border crossers.
Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), are blasting Biden for the tentative plan. In a brief rebuke, McConnell responded “No” to the plan.
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) October 29, 2021
Ohio Senate candidate and New York Time‘s best-selling author, J.D. Vance (R), called the plan “civilizational homicide” that would reward illegal immigration with American tax dollars.
Similarly, Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters (R) said American taxpayer money ought to be used to aid American citizens rather than illegal aliens.
“They burn our cities down, defund our police and border patrol, destroy our schools, our churches, call half the country evil for voting Republican … and then take our money and do this with it,” Masters wrote in a statement.
"We're very sorry that we have laws and you broke them. Here's a half million bucks."
— J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) October 28, 2021
They burn our cities down, defund our police and border patrol, destroy our schools, our churches, call half the country evil for voting Republican… and then take our money and do this with it pic.twitter.com/BwVPBL8KtO
— Blake Masters (@bgmasters) October 28, 2021
or how about all the people whose businesses were destroyed by violent riots last year?
But no, Biden wants it to go to illegal immigrants (and watch, 1/3 will go to trial lawyers and 1/3 to left-wing PACs/ngos)
— Blake Masters (@bgmasters) October 28, 2021
Georgia congressional candidate Patrick Witt (R) noted the payout to border crossers would be overwhelmingly higher than the $1,200 checks given to Americans following government-forced economic shutdowns that resulted in millions of lost jobs and hundreds of thousands of shuttered small and medium-sized businesses.
Likewise, Washington congressional candidate Joe Kent (R) compared the payout to the $100,000 “death gratuity” compensation that is given to the families of American service members who die in combat.
House Republicans Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Barry Moore (R-AL), and Lance Gooden (R-TX) slammed the plan for seemingly wanting to drive up illegal immigration to the United States.
American citizens forced out of work during government-induced shutdowns: $1,200
Illegal aliens who break our laws intentionally: $450,000
This is what America Last looks like. https://t.co/ZNZWloT9KK
— Patrick Witt (@patrickjwitt) October 28, 2021
Biden is offering illegals more money than the families of soldiers killed in action receive after their loved one dies in the line of duty defending our nation. pic.twitter.com/6uUoruUCd8
— Joe Kent for WA-3 (@joekent16jan19) October 29, 2021
If you're a foreign citizen on the fence about illegally entering the U.S., how would you react if you heard Biden would cut you a $450,000 check for the “trauma” of breaking our laws?
— Rep. Barry Moore (@RepBarryMoore) October 28, 2021
Joe Biden wants to track when Americans spend $600, but give illegal aliens $450,000.
— Lance Gooden (@Lancegooden) October 29, 2021
Illegal aliens should be fined $450,000 and deported 600 at a time on those C-130’s we used to bring illegal aliens into this country from Afghanistan. https://t.co/hsAbTSMcJE
— Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar) October 29, 2021
Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) suggested in statements that the plan is an insult to American citizens and an “assault on American sovereignty.”
“This is a payment that is taking place when American families are struggling to make ends meet [and] when they’re being hit by record-high inflation, and they are facing job layoffs because of a vaccine mandate,” Blackburn said. “This is ludicrous.”
The Biden Administration wants you to give $1 million to illegal immigrant families who broke the law.
This is beyond open borders. It's an assault on American sovereignty. https://t.co/tCpWl9rmcr
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) October 28, 2021
Pres Biden reportedly wants to pay a billion dollars to illegal immigrants in the middle of a record-setting border crisis What in the world is he thinking???
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) October 28, 2021
Why does Biden continuously put illegal immigrants before the American people? pic.twitter.com/o17ecASgm9
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) October 29, 2021
Analysis conducted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) projects that Biden will drive up the nation’s illegal alien population past 20 million by the end of his first term. Prior estimates state that at least 22 million illegal aliens live in the U.S.
In addition to the flow of illegal aliens, Biden has sought to increase legal immigration levels where, already, about 1.2 million foreign nationals are awarded green cards annually and another 1.2 million are given visas to take American jobs.
Biden, in early February, signed an executive order specifically designed to boost legal immigration levels by ordering federal agencies to increase U.S. naturalization rates.
Already, the U.S. naturalizes hundreds of thousands of legal immigrants every year. In 2019, for instance, more than 843,500 legal immigrants became naturalized citizens — an 11 percent increase from the year before when nearly 762,000 legal immigrants became naturalized citizens.
A significant increase in naturalization rates ahead of the 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential election could deliver big gains for Democrats as margins in a number of swing states have been small over the last two presidential elections. In Pennsylvania, for example, Biden won the state by fewer than 81,000 votes.
The Washington Post, New York Times, the Atlantic, Axios, the Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal have all admitted that rapid demographic changes because of immigration are tilting the nation toward a permanent Democrat dominance.
The share of the foreign-born population has significant sway on how the county will vote in elections, research from 2019 by the Atlantic’s Ronald Brownstein has shown.
Brownstein’s analysis found that nearly 90 percent of House congressional districts with a foreign-born population above the national average are won by Democrats. This means every congressional district with a foreign-born population exceeding about 14 percent has a 90 percent chance of electing Democrats and only a ten percent chance of electing a Republican.
“The single biggest threat to Republicans’ long-term viability is demographics,” Axios acknowledged in 2019. “The numbers simply do not lie … there’s not a single demographic megatrend that favors Republicans.”
Current legal immigration levels are expected to bring in 15 million new foreign-born voters by 2041. About eight million of those voters will have arrived entirely due to the process known as “chain migration” whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S.
By 2060, the Census Bureau projects that 1-in-6 residents will have been born outside of the U.S.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter here.