Former Vice President Mike Pence pushed back hard against the Biden administration for debating whether to pay ‘hundreds of millions’ to families separated at the border. Biden wants families who were separated at the border during the Trump administration to receive $450,000 per person.
Pence told “Fox & Friends” on Friday the whole “policy at the southern border has been a disaster from day one and it’s remarkable to think that under our administration, we built 400 miles of border wall and literally by implementing what was known as the Remain in Mexico policy we reduced illegal immigration by 90 percent.”
Pence said America needs to reimplement the “Remain in Mexico” policy, requiring “people to wait in Mexico when they apply for asylum and let’s not be paying millions of dollars a week to pay people not to build the wall. Let’s get back to building the wall. That border security worked. It’s just one more example of disastrous policies that violate the common sense of the American people.”
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) added during his Fox News interview on Friday: “Think about this: you’re going to pay people half a million dollars who broke the law. At the same time, the Biden administration is getting ready to raise taxes on the hardworking American families of this country—it makes absolutely no sense.'”
The Biden administration is trying for a second time to turn over the controversial Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy after a federal judge denied it in August because it failed to consider the program’s potential benefits.
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—By CNJ Staff