President Joe Biden appeared perplexed over the weekend when Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked him about the administration’s reported plan to pay a stunning $450,000 to individual—and illegal—border crossers who were separated from their families.
Biden did not answer. Instead, he looked away and scratched his forehead, Fox News reported.
Many military families across the nation, however, have a whole lot to say about this outrageous purported suggestion from the administration, originally reported by The Wall Street Journal last Thursday.
Biden “is no friend of the military,” said the wife of one military worker in Virginia. “He’s no friend of the police. He’s no friend of the fire department.”
This military wife and mother of a young child went on with passion, “My husband has to work like a dog [to support his family] … This is bull. Americans spend years trying to build their careers in our country, yet these people can cross our border illegally and suddenly be eligible for a $450,000 payout each? I don’t think so.”
She added, “Just the thought of it makes me so angry.”
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This military wife isn’t the only one who’s upset and furious about the reported plan to pay illegal border crossers.
A Vietnam-era veteran in New York said, “Why would we give people who broke our laws a financial payout? It makes no sense at all.”
A Gold Star father over the weekend told “Fox & Friends” that the plan is “an outrage” and called it “completely disrespectful” to military families in America.
The potential payout to illegal immigrants could go far beyond the amount that’s given to some Gold Star families.
Families of those lost in the line of duty receive a one-time payment of $100,000, Fox News reported. The outlet also said that service members have the option of buying a voluntary life insurance policy maxing out at $400,000, but they must contribute to it.
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GOP elected officials are also pushing back against the plan. According to Fox News, House Republicans have prepared a letter to three of Biden’s cabinet secretaries regarding the reports that their agencies are in talks over the payments. The GOP officials want answers from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas; Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, and Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Some 45 House Republicans—including House Minority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, GOP Caucus Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, and Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw—have signed the letter, which is led by Rep. Greg Murphy of North Carolina, Fox also reported.
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—By CNJ Staff