GOP Blasts Biden For ‘Incentivizing’ Illegal Immigration

A Honduran man seeking asylum in the United States wears a shirt that reads, "Biden please let us in," as he stands among tents that line an entrance to the border crossing, Monday, March 1, 2021, in Tijuana, Mexico. President Joe Biden is holding a virtual meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Monday's meeting was a chance for them to discuss migration, among other issues. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Republicans are ripping Biden’s plan to give half a million illegal immigrants citizenship as a “feckless” election-year move that actually incentivizes illegal crossings.

On Tuesday afternoon, Biden rolled out a new policy that would allow roughly 500,000 undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens a pathway to citizenship if they’ve lived in the country for at least 10 years.

Biden suggested the election-year move was happening this summer to prevent some of the deportations that Trump has pledged should he be victorious in the fall.

But top GOP lawmakers are exclusively told that the plan will act as a magnet to draw more people to cross into the U.S. illegally.

“Every time Biden does something like this, he invites more and more people to come here illegally,” Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., exclusively told

“So this is all part of the catch and release incentives that the Biden administration is giving these illegal immigrants. And today he did another half a million illegal immigrants have provided amnesty for them. Democrats on the Senate floor again and again, vote to allow this to continue on. You’re letting into the country criminals, drug dealers, murderers and terrorists that we now know of, and they let 10 million illegal immigrants into the country.”

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