Several weeks ago, a report broke that had many Americans very upset.
It was revealed that the Biden administration has been negotiating a massive payment with families of illegal immigrants that had been separated at the border.
Reports are now breaking that the administration has ceased those talks due to significant pushback.
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The idea of paying illegal immigrants a payment of $450,000 had outraged Americans from coast-to-coast.
This was outrage that reached across the aisle, as every struggling demographic in this country was asking, “What about me?”
How can we ignore our homeless, our veterans, etc., while making people who broke the law to come to this country instant millionaires?
Omar Jadwat, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, announced that the administration “has ended negotiations over a settlement of the cases seeking monetary compensation.”
ACLU lead attorney Lee Gelernt stated that the administration has “allowed politics to get in the way of helping the little children deliberately abused by our government.”
Conservatives have always maintained that when people break the law, they go to jail, and their children are not permitted to go with them.
Why is this any different?
Furthermore, albeit harsh-sounding, this policy was a major deterrent to migrants crossing the border illegally.
One final mention would be that this policy was not created by the Trump administration.
It was actually put in play during the Bush administration and was also in play during the Obama administration.
The only difference was that Trump raised the bar to zero-tolerance, so we did see more family separations at the border for illegals.
However, after pushback on the policy, the Trump administration was also the one that ended the policy, something he rarely gets credit for in the media.
Regardless, these people broke the law, and they surely do not deserve to be compensated for that.