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Washington, D.C. – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) issued the following statement about reports that the Biden administration is considering paying illegal immigrants hundreds of thousands of dollars.

“In a decision of pure insanity, the Biden administration is reportedly looking to pay $450,000 to illegal immigrants who knowingly broke the law. Our current border crisis will pale in comparison to the chaotic surge this will create if they go through with this alarming and nonsensical plan.

“And even more insulting, is that this is a slap in the face to our law-abiding citizens who wake up, go to work, and pay their taxes. They are left paying higher prices because of this administration’s policies, while the same leadership in the White House sends hundreds of thousands of dollars to illegal immigrants.

“It is time to stop the madness. Democrats must stop the push to open our borders and their attempts to pass mass amnesty. Every community in America has now become a border community, and they cannot continue to bear the brunt of Democrats’ misguided approach to our border and national security.”