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October 28, 2021


Cotton Statement on Biden Plan to Give Illegal Immigrants Hundreds of Millions in Cash

Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after reports that the Biden administration intends to give illegal immigrants nearly $450,000 each, for a total of at least $1 billion overall.

“It would be unthinkable to pay damages to a burglar who broke into your home for the ‘psychological trauma’ they endured during the crime. And yet the Biden administration wants to reward migrants who illegally entered our country with up to $450,000 each for just that reason. The Biden administration’s promises of citizenship and entitlement programs have already caused the worst border crisis in history—a huge cash reward will make it even worse. This is the height of insanity.”