Lesko Introduces Resolution Condemning $450K Payouts to Illegal Immigrants; Other Border Debacles

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) introduced a resolution condemning the Biden Administration for incentivizing illegal immigration by compensating individuals who cross the southern border illegally. The resolution also calls out Biden for his reckless decision to stop construction on the southern border wall and for failing to enforce Migrant Protection Protocols. 

“Since his first day in office, President Biden has made our nation less safe by encouraging and incentivizing illegal immigration. From his decision to stop construction on the border wall, to his latest idea of paying people who entered our country illegally $450,000, he is essentially turning an ‘open’ sign on for the world,” said Congresswoman Lesko. “We should not be giving money to illegal immigrants—plain and simple. They have disrespected our borders, violated our laws, and should not be rewarded for that illegal behavior.”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have encountered more than 1,700,000 illegal migrants along the southern border during Fiscal Year 2021. Meanwhile, President Biden and his administration have failed to address this crisis. This resolution takes a strong stand to communicate to the Biden Administration that these actions will not be tolerated.

Lesko was joined by Representatives Jeff Duncan (R-SC-03), Bobb Gibbs (R-IN-07), Carlos Gimenez (R-FL-26) Garret Graves (R-LA-06), Morgan Griffith (R-VA-09), Yvette Herrell (R-NM-02), Mary Miller (R-IL-15), John Moolenaar (R-MI-04), Bill Posey (R-FL-08), Tom Rice (R-SC-07), David Rouzer (R-NC-07), Austin Scott (R-GA-08), Pete Stauber (R-MN-08), Fred Upton (R-MI-06), Jeff Van Drew (R-NY-02), and Randy Weber (R-TX-29) introducing this resolution.


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