Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) suggested on Wednesday that the United States needs to financially compensate immigrants who illegally enter the country because of President Trump.
"To have these children depart, separated, is one of the most reprehensible things I’ve ever witnessed in my 20 years of service here in the House of Representatives," said the 10-term congressman. "These children need to be reunited with their parents immediately. Once again, the administration’s actions in the first place, with the inability to restore these families, is reprehensible."
Crowley, who recently failed to secure the Democratic nomination for his seat in a stunning upset to Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, then suggested that taxpayers needed to compensate immigrants who illegally enter the U.S.
"The damage that has been done to these children will be life-long, to these family units will be life-long, as well," Crowley continued. "In fact, I suggest they need to be compensated for what this administration did to them. The first form of compensation needs to be the full reunification of these families."