Democrat President Joe Biden’s plan, to give migrants payouts of $450,000 each if they were “separated” from family members under Trump, has severely backfired, according to report by the Associated Press.
The White House was hit with a massive backlash last year when it leaked that the Biden administration planning on paying illegal border crossers $450,000 apiece, meaning a family of migrants would recieve upward of $900,000 in taxpayer money.
But it wasn’t only the American people who noticed this boondoggle.
The proposed plan also caught the attention of criminal gangs in Central America and Mexico who now, not surprisingly, are extorting familes to get a cut of the massive payouts.
Ricardo de Anda said five of the 72 families he represents told him they were threatened with extortion after word of the possible payments leaked.
He said one in Guatemala was targeted in an attempted kidnapping.
“These families have told us that they are now the subject of rumors in their communities as to the apparent wealth of family members in the U.S., that they have been subjected to surveillance by apparent criminal elements, and that they have been warned to be vigilant as criminal gangs are considering them the subjects of extortion,” he wrote to Michelle Brané, executive director of the Homeland Security Department’s Family Reunification Task Force.
“As a result of the (news) leaks, family members in the U.S., and those trapped in home country, now live in constant fear,” he added.
One woman’s family in Honduras (she is in North Carolina working construction) already received extortion demands for $5,000 a month he claimed.
“Apparently, I am a millionaire now,” she said.
“I don’t have the money to pay for something like that and I don’t know what to do.
“I am desperate, really.
“I am scared. I don’t know what can happen to my kids.”
“People here think that I have lots of money,” said a 47-year-old man in Guatemala whose wife was separated from their son.
“My neighbor told me the other day, ‘So you have money, because money was given to people who were separated in the United States.’
“And I told him that I did not know anything about that,” he said.
“I don’t live in peace,” he added.
“I am always looking over my shoulder.”
“I have no doubt that it’s happening in more cases than we know about,” said Trina Realmuto, executive director of the National Immigration Litigation Alliance.
She was involved in settlement talks with Biden’s team of morons.
— George Vrable (@george_vrable) January 12, 2022