President Biden is known for saying things that either don’t make sense or are just flat out untrue, and he’s done it again.
“A day after President Joe Biden denied that border crossers could be paid off nearly half a million each as part of a Department of Justice settlement, his White House admits that such payouts will happen ‘if it saves taxpayer dollars,'” reported Breitbart News.
“Last month, reports circulated that Biden’s DOJ, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Health and Human Services were working to settle with a number of border crossers represented by the ACLU, who claim they have suffered trauma as a result of former President Donald Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy that was briefly imposed in 2019. As part of the settlement, attorneys with the DOJ, DHS, and HHS are considering a plan that would give each border crosser about $450,000 and family units about $1 million. The total cost of the payouts would reach $1 billion,” Breitbart News reported.
Biden said, “that’s not going to happen.”
Biden Backs Off $450K Payouts to Border Crossers: "Not Going to Happen" pic.twitter.com/Ybf8qYKAQh
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) November 4, 2021
Karine Jean-Pierre, White House deputy press secretary, said border crosser payouts could happen “if it saves taxpayer dollars” and implied that Biden does not have much say in a DOJ settlement despite his comments on the issue.
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