Republican Trashes Biden For Giving Illegals Handouts

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Senators led by Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) are strongly criticizing the Biden administration’s recent decision to provide Obamacare access to over 100,000 undocumented migrants under the DACA program, which was initiated in 2012. Alongside Senators Mike Lee, J.D. Vance, and Kevin Cramer, Blackburn expressed concerns in a letter dated May 8th to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra about the economic impacts of this policy. They highlighted the current economic challenges, including rising inflation and high unemployment rates, arguing that American taxpayers, who are already burdened by costs associated with immigration, should not have to bear the additional costs of healthcare for undocumented immigrants.

The administration’s policy will allow certain DACA recipients to join the Health Insurance Marketplace and the Basic Health Program starting November 1st, enabling them to receive financial aid like tax credits and reduced costs. This change marks a significant shift from previous regulations where DACA recipients could only obtain health insurance through employment, private purchases, or localized programs.

The group of Republican senators also pointed to broader issues at the border, accusing the administration of diverting attention from what they see as a national security and humanitarian crisis. They demand answers from Becerra on several questions concerning the extent and cost of the new healthcare coverage, including whether it extends to family plans and nearly 10 million other undocumented immigrants not covered by DACA. They have requested a detailed explanation by May 15th.

This issue, particularly concerning immigration, is pivotal as it emerges as a top concern for American voters ahead of the upcoming presidential elections.

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