UPDATED 3:22 PM PT – Saturday, November 6, 2021
Joe Biden addressed paying illegal immigrants $450,000 in compensation after being separated at the border. Meanwhile, blaming the Trump administration for all of it.
At the White House on Saturday, Biden said families who were separated at the border due to President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance policy” deserve compensation no matter the circumstances. However, just a few days prior, Biden said the reports were “garbage” and that the million-dollar payments weren’t going to happen.
“If in fact, because of the outrageous behavior of the last administration, you coming across the border, whether it was legal or illegal, you lost your child. You deserve some kind of compensation no matter what the circumstances,” stressed Biden. “What that number will be, I have no idea.”
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) November 4, 2021
In the meantime, House GOP leaders issued a bill earlier in the week to block Biden’s so-called compensation plan in efforts to secure the border and prevent further illegal immigration.