WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — A brand new invoice in Congress would cease President Joe Biden’s administration from giving funds to undocumented immigrants who have been separated on the U.S.-Mexico border through the Trump administration.
Migrants whose youngsters have been taken from them on the border at the moment are in settlement talks with the federal authorities.
U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W. Va., needs to ban these potential funds.
“I feel that it is a wrongheaded coverage,” she stated. “It’s astronomical to assume $450,000 per little one.”
In early November, Biden signaled help for a type of compensation.
“You’re crossing the border, whether or not it’s authorized or unlawful. and also you misplaced your little one, it’s gone. You deserve some form of compensation it doesn’t matter what,” he stated.
Capito stated she disagreed with the separation coverage beneath Trump however nonetheless doesn’t imagine taxpayers ought to foot the invoice.
“I feel households ought to have the ability to stay collectively even when they enter illegally,” she stated.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown stated the federal authorities making funds similar to these just isn’t a brand new concept and that the federal government has a duty to make issues proper.
“We’ve finished it in agriculture. We’ve finished it in enterprise. We must always do it for human beings,” he stated. “When authorities does one thing that finally ends up creating hardship for households and wronging individuals, authorities does one thing about it.”
No matter what occurs with the funds, Capito stated she thinks border safety is the last word resolution.
“The very best factor we will do is be certain that individuals aren’t getting into this nation illegally,” she stated.