President Biden is reportedly in discussion to award illegal migrant aliens separated from their families up to $450,000 each. The deal seems to be a retroactive “fix” to the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy put into effect in 2018
The Daily Wire reports:
“The U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services are considering payments that could amount to close to $1 million a family, though the final numbers could shift,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “Most of the families that crossed the border illegally from Mexico to seek asylum in the U.S. included one parent and one child.”
The report said that many families would likely get smaller payouts depending on their circumstances and that the total payout could be more than $1 billion.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claims that there are several thousands individuals that were separated under the policy.
Former Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf slammed the move, saying that there were “no limits” to what the Biden administration would do in terms of implementing policy that was damaging to border security and immigration, adding that this latest move “may be at the top of the list.”
This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.