Immigration activists are working to pressure President Joe Biden to provide amnesty and reparations to illegal immigrants and their families who were deported under the Trump administration.
Lee Gelernt, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), informed NBC News that “The ACLU is in settlement negotiations with the Biden administration to provide full relief to the thousands of separated families, not just reunification in the U.S. but permanent status, compensation and social services.” In other words, the ACLU and Biden regime are working to give illegal immigrants free monetary compensation and a path to citizenship.
Similarly, a task force in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is reported to be “working to develop a system for processing and reunifying over a thousand families and to set up a system to provide mental health support and stability to thousands more families who are…still trying to heal from the trauma caused by their separation.” The spokesperson went on to say that this work is “only the beginning,” and disclosed that they are working with private corporations, NGOs, and immigration activists to do this work, presumably including activists at the ACLU.
The move comes as Biden and the left continue to ignore the border crisis. Since his inauguration, illegal immigration has skyrocketed, and resources needed to secure our border are dangerously overstretched. With this latest move by the Biden administration, he is signaling that those who break our immigration laws will be rewarded, and potentially causing an even higher surge of illegals to cross the border.
This is also an example of the Biden regime playing identity politics in order to dilute the voting power of his political opponents. According to the Pew Research Center, immigrants overwhelmingly support democrats and their policies. Thus, offering a pathway to citizenship and monetary compensation to illegal immigrants is an easy way to ensure more democratic voters in the future. Similarly, as National File previously reported, Biden is strengthening Obama-era policies which would put Section 8 Housing into traditionally conservative suburbs, which is likewise an unfair way to increase support for the Democrat Party.
Giving citizenship to immigrants who will overwhelming vote democrat in order to dilute the voting power of Americans is exactly what Tucker Carlson warned about last month, and roundly criticized for by the radical left.