Crime pays

Dear Editor,
Who says that crime doesn’t pay? Families who illegally entered our nation may get up to $1 million each under a plan the White House is reportedly considering.
Biden’s administration is responding to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of 5,500 children who were separated from their parents under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy in 2018 for people illegally crossing the U.S. border from Mexico.
The ACLU calls this policy “a deep moral stain on our country.” What’s really immoral is parents forcing their kids on a perilous journey in the false hope of asylum.
The amount per immigrant family under consideration is more than twice what the U.S. pays to families of military troops killed in combat.
Taxpayers and voters must demand zero tolerance for this payout. If the Biden administration approves it, Democrats will likely lose the 2022 midterm and the 2024 presidential elections.
Richard Reif
Kew Gardens Hills