Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley is calling for illegal alien families who have been separated at the U.S. southern border for illegally entering the country to be compensated with taxpayer funds, according to The Daily Caller.
During a news conference on Wednesday at Capitol Hill, Crowley said he believes illegal families deserve to be compensated for “lifelong damage” and “trauma” they have experienced in detention centers. His logic is that immigrants can break the law to enter the U.S., and then taxpayers should be forced to pay them for their “suffering”?
“The damage that has been done to these children will be lifelong, to the families units as well and in fact, I suggest they need to be compensated for what this administration did to them,” Crowley said.
“To have these children ripped apart and separated is one of the most reprehensible things I’ve witnessed in my twenty years of service here in the House of Representatives,” he added.
Crowley is referring to President Donald Trump‘s administration previously using zero-tolerance policies when dealing with immigrants at the southern border, which was basically following the law.
There were no protests and outrage when these three administrations temporarily separated children from the adults they arrived with at the border. Yet, Trump is being blamed for protecting children from potentially being exploited by criminals and traffickers.
When Trump signed an executive order last week ending the practice, which is what liberals wanted, some claimed the president’s order was unlawful and that it should be challenged in court.
Many people, regardless of political affiliation, would never agree that those who broke the law to enter the U.S. should be compensated with taxpayer money.
Why should American citizens be forced to pay immigrants who illegally entered the country? Crowley didn’t offer any proof that families who were separated at the border have experienced trauma or will have lifelong damage because they were held in a detention center and not released into the country.
As reported by Conservative Daily Post, Ocasio-Cortez is a self-described socialist who ran on issues such as abolishing ICE, impeaching Trump, raising the minimum wage to $15/hr, government-sponsored “free” Medicare for everyone, and “free” college tuition.
Ocasio-Cortez’s win sent a huge message, and confirmed that the party is now running on the platform of making America look like Venezuela, where socialist practices have completely depleted the nation and run it into the ground.
As her far-left policies continue to become more mainstream and supported by top Democrats, perhaps Crowley felt it was necessary to suggest what many will view as an utterly insane idea.