“Why would we be giving people who are coming here the right way money?”
Source: Ben Warren
A White House official was stunned and couldn’t answer why the Biden administration prefers to give money to illegals instead of people who enter the country legally when asked about controversial immigration policies.
The revealing exchange occurred during a Friday presser when Fox News’ White House correspondent Peter Doocy pressed Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre over last week’s WSJ report that claimed feds were in talks to pay each illegal separated at the border under the Trump administration $450,000.
Below is a transcript of the exchange.
Doocy: “Is there discussion about giving people who are coming here the right way money?”
Jean-Pierre: “Why would we be giving people who are coming here the right way money?”
Doocy: “Why are you giving people who came here the wrong way money?”
Jean-Pierre: “I don’t understand the question. You’re saying we should just give people money who are coming through? I don’t understand the question.”
Doocy: “You’re giving people who immigrated here illegally money.”
Jean-Pierre: “Like I said, that’s Department of Justice, you’re going to have to ask them that question.”
Earlier this week, Jean-Pierre also deferred Doocy’s similar line of questioning by appealing to the DOJ’s authority over the issue.
Notably, Doocy on Friday choose to ask the White House why illegals are getting paid at all instead of splitting hairs over the exact dollar amount the payout would be.