Sen. Marshall Seeks to Block $450,000 Payments to Illegal Immigrants

(Washington, D.C., November 8, 2021) – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. joined Senator Steve Daines (MT) and over 25 of their colleagues in introducing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to block President Joe Biden’s reported plan to spend upwards of a billion dollars to provide $450,000 per person in taxpayer money for settlements for illegal immigrants. 

“As if President Biden leaving our southern border wide open for thousands of people to pour into our country isn’t enough, now his administration plans to provide hundreds of illegal immigrants with $450,000 each as a reward for breaking the law,” said Senator Marshall. “Incentivizing this type of crime will only exacerbate the crisis at our southern border, and Americans’ tax dollars should not fund this ridiculous stunt led by the Biden Administration.”

In addition to Senator Marshall, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Senators Tom Cotton (Ark.), John Kennedy (La.), Mike Lee (Utah), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Bill Cassidy (La.), Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.), Mike Braun (Ind.), Kevin Cramer (N.D.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Todd Young (Ind.), Pat Toomey (Pa.), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Joni Ernst (Iowa), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), John Boozman (Ark.), Roger Wicker (Miss.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (Miss.), Susan Collins (Maine), Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), Richard Burr (N.C.), James Lankford (Okla.), Tommy Tuberville (Ala.), Jim Risch (Idaho) and Mike Crapo (Idaho) joined Senator Daines in introducing this amendment.

You may click HERE for text of the amendment.