From the start of the Biden administration, many people have questioned who actually runs the country. While some people say it’s Barack Obama, others say it’s President Joe Biden’s Cabinet members.
President Biden once represented the state of Delaware as one of its U.S. Senators for many years governed as a moderate. His views would have seen conflict with the Marxist Party of today.
Many of his Democratic primary rivals have called out then-candidate Joe Biden for the way he voted in the past and his statements. They accused Biden of backing “racist” bussing proposals, confronted him for supporting tough sentencing on drug crimes, which his rivals claimed had a disproportional effect on “people of color, and for supporting tough immigration laws and a border wall.
Following his nomination victory, Biden made a strong pivot favoring the far left, advocating open borders, backing LGBT, and becoming a climate change activist.
Immediately after his inauguration, the president started approving executive orders one after another. Sometimes, he seems to be unaware of what was written in each one but signed them anyway.
As of Nov. 1, Biden has approved 67 executive orders, 164 proclamations, 39 presidential memoranda, and 24 notices.
In October, reports spread that the president’s DOJ, DHS, and HHS have been working to settle with several border crossers that the ACLU represented. These border crossers claim that they have gotter trauma following former President Donald Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” policy that was briefly enforced in 2019l.
Attorneys working with the three government agencies are considering a plan that would provide each illegal alien around $450,000 and family units around $1 million. All in all, the payouts would reach around $1 billion.
Federation for American Immigration Reform calculated that the expected total amount of the payouts could provide food for thousands of poor families in America, provide housing for thousands of homeless Americans, and forgive the student loan debts of about 30,000 current and former American college students.
On Wednesday, the president was asked about their payouts. He said, “that’s not going to happen.”
Biden Backs Off $450K Payouts to Border Crossers: "Not Going to Happen" pic.twitter.com/Ybf8qYKAQh
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He also previously dismissed what he touted to be a “garbage” report by the Wall Street Journal from last week. The said report claimed that his administration was considering providing $450,000 to each person separated from family at the southern border. It also stated that the government didn’t consider the plan to settle multiple lawsuits that were filed against the federal government on behalf of the migrants.
White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed on Thursday that border crossers could get payouts “if it saves taxpayer dollars” and touted that Biden didn’t have much of a say in a settlement by the DOJ even with his comments on the said issue.
“If it saves taxpayer dollars and puts the disastrous of the previous administration … and family separation behind us, the president is perfectly comfortable with the Department of Justice settling with the families who are currently in litigation with the U.S. government,” the deputy press secretary said.
“The president … what he was reacting to was the dollar figure … as press accounts today indicate, there have been press accounts on this, DOJ made clear to the plaintiffs that the reported figures are higher than anywhere that a settlement can land,” Jean-Pierre added.
The White House’s flip-flopping came as the ACLU slammed the president for denying that border crossers could get payouts in the settlement.
In a statement, ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero said, “President Biden may not have been fully briefed about the actions of his very own Justice Department.
This colossal settlement amount would be able to shamefully exceed the compensation that the government rewarded to the victims of 9-11, Islamic terrorist attacks, and the Boston Marathon bombings.