Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) presented a measure to prevent taxpayer dollars from being spent on settlement payments to illegal immigrants resulting from litigation against the federal government.
Boebert said in a statement:
In Biden’s America, you’re better off being a criminal than a law enforcement officer. Border Patrol agents may be fired due to Biden’s vaccination warrant for federal employees, but illegal aliens get a free pass to our country and could receive a check for $ 450,000.
In contrast, the highest paid border patrol officers earn less than half of their annual salary after 20 years of service. I’ve had enough of the Biden Regime madness, so I brought in the We Don’t Pay You to Break Our Laws Law to restore sanity and the rule of law. We should put Americans first, not criminals!
Boebert introduced the “We don’t pay you for breaking our laws” law on Monday after the the Wall Street newspaper reported last month that the Biden administration was in talks to give $ 450,000 to immigrant families separated under Trump.
Although President Biden told reporters these payments “are not going to happen,” Biden’s deputy press secretary retracted his comments. The Deputy Press Secretary said, “The President is perfectly comfortable with the Department of Justice moving in with the individuals and families who are currently in dispute with the United States government. “
“Paying US taxpayer $ 450,000 $$$ to every illegal immigrant separated at the border?” Not at all, ”Boebert tweeted.
Pay US taxpayer $ 450,000 $$$ to every illegal immigrant separated at the border? No way! Https: //t.co/oEETnFCcRh
– Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) 22 November 2021
Boebert’s one-page bill ensures that no funds from the US Treasury will be used to settle the claims of illegal immigrants separated under the Trump administration against the federal government.
The text of the bill reads as follows:
No amount may be made available from the Treasury for payment of a settlement agreement filed with the United States District Court for the District of Arizona in AIIL v. Sessions, 4:19 – CV – 00481, or any substantially similar civil action brought by an individual as a result of action taken to enforce the Attorney General’s memorandum titled “Zero Tolerance for Offenses Under 8 USC §1325 (a ) ”, And dated April 6, 2018.
Representatives Duncan (R-SC), Perry (R-PA), Norman (R-SC), Tiffany (R-WI), Harris (R-MD), Gohmert (R-TX), Weber (R-TX), and Biggs (R-AZ) co-sponsored Boebert’s legislation.