Tuberville, Colleagues Move to Block Taxpayer Funded Payments to Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) today joined 26 Republicans to introduce an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to block President Biden’s reported plan to provide $450,000 per person in settlements to illegal immigrants. 

“$400,000 is the maximum amount a military family receives through service member life insurance benefits should they lose a loved one in the line of duty. $250,000 is the maximum amount paid to 9/11 victims who contracted cancer after surviving one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. President Biden wants to pay illegal immigrants more. I would like to know how this administration can justify such astronomical settlements while their failed policies continue to erode American values and diminish the enforcement of U.S. law. It is nothing short of shameful,” said Senator Tuberville.

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senators Steve Daines (R-MT), Tom Cotton (R-AR), John Kennedy (R-LA), Mike Lee (R-UT), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Mike Braun (R-IN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), John Hoeven (R-ND), Todd Young (R-IN), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Boozman (R-AR), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Susan Collins (R-ME), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Richard Burr (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Jim Risch (R-ID) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) joined Senator Tuberville in introducing this amendment.

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.