Photo edit of President Biden.
Photo edit of President Biden.

Conservative lawmakers are moving to stop a Biden administration plan to give some illegal aliens as much as $100 million on taxpayer-funded health care.

Senator JD Vance (R-OH) and Representative Josh Brecheen (R-OK) sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra demanding he drop ongoing plans to use taxpayer dollars to give away health care to illegal aliens who are under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or “DACA” program.

The Senators wrote in response to a recently proposed Biden rulemaking Medicaid, CHIP, and Obamacare available to these “Dreamers.”

Biden’s plan redefines the term “legally present” in U.S. immigration law, without the approval of Congress, to include “Dreamers,” who are in the U.S. illegally but have been given some legal papers

“The rule, if enacted, would cost taxpayers over $100 million in 2024 alone,” Vance points out

The letter reads, in part:

“It is not in Americans’ interest to have the federal government use taxpayer dollars to provide health care to illegal aliens as their government fails to enforce existing immigration law against those same individuals.

“We urge you to abandon the proposed rule and not expand the definition of ‘lawfully present.’

“It is time for the federal government to prioritize Americans’ interests, and prioritizing health insurance coverage for American citizens and those here legally would be a strong start.”

Joining Vance and Brecheen in signing the letter are U.S. Reps. Bob Good, Paul Gosar, Lauren Boebert, Matt Rosendale, Andy Biggs, Ken Buck, Eli Crane, Brian Babin, Jeff Duncan, Glenn Grothman, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Tom Tiffany and Tom McClintock.

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