On Saturday, President Joe Biden said, “that the families of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border during the Trump administration should be compensated, as his Department of Justice is in settlement talks with affected families.”
Raising his voice, Biden said that regardless of the circumstances, people who had their children taken from them under the Trump administration’s family separation policy, meant to deter families from crossing into the U.S. illegally, should be remunerated.
“If, in fact, because of the outrageous behavior of the last administration, you coming across the border, whether it was legally or illegally, and you lost your child — You lost your child. It’s gone — you deserve some kind of compensation, no matter what the circumstance,” Biden said. “What that will be I have no idea. I have no idea.”
Not long after taking office Biden made a team try to reunify many youngsters and guardians impacted by the strategy, which was set up for a considerable length of time during 2018 and started a homegrown and global objection.
The government was considering payments of around $450,000 to each person affected but has since changed the figure, though not dramatically, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussions are private.
Biden clarifies he was disputing the number amount when he said a report about payments for families separated at the southern border was “garbage.” Raising his voice, says those who lost their child deserve “some kind of compensation.”
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The conversations proceed, and there is no promise the different sides will reach an accord.
According to court filings in a federal case in San Diego, about “5,500 children were split from their parents under President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy, under which parents were separated from their children to face criminal prosecution for crossing the border illegally, Inadequate tracking systems caused many to be apart for an extended time. The payments are intended to compensate for the psychological trauma.”
Lawyers for the families are likewise looking for super durable legitimate status in the United States for those isolated under the training, which an adjudicator ended in June 2018, six days after Trump halted it under worldwide tension.