AS I SEE IT
By Neal A. Shipman
Just when you don’t think that it is possible for the Biden Administration to come up with another goofy idea to spend another billion or so of taxpayer money, the news media has uncovered yet another head scratcher.
This past week, the Wall Street Journal reported that the White House is seeking to pay illegal immigrants seized at the U.S. border $450,000 per person or up to $1 million per family.
Yep, you read that right. American taxpayers, who are struggling to meet their monthly obligations and who can only dream of seeing a $450,000 windfall land in their laps, would once again be on the hook for more federal government spending.
According to the news report, the U.S. Department of Justice, Homeland Security, and the Health and Human Services are considering these payments in response to lawsuits filed by families of illegal immigrants claiming that they have suffered from “lasting psychological trauma” as a result of being separated at the southern border after having crossed into the United States illegally.