The Biden administration is in talks to offer immigrant families that were separated during the Trump administration around $450,000 a person in compensation, according to people familiar with the matter, as several agencies work to resolve lawsuits filed on behalf of parents and children who say the government subjected them to lasting psychological trauma.
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 people familiar with the matter said. 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 people said. Many families would likely get smaller payouts, depending on their circumstances, the people said
Apart from talks over damages, the administration has already begun a process of locating deported parents and reuniting them with their children in the U.S. The administration has reunited 52 families and is in the process of reuniting about 200 more. The families are being given a three-year grant of parole, a form of temporary humanitarian protection that allows them to live and work legally in the U.S. but doesn’t offer them a path to permanent legal status.
What the Hell?
Separating kids from their parents was absolutely wrong. But so was everything else including the illegal crossing.
The amount seems ridiculous and will no doubt encourage more illegal crossings.
This is yet another Biden "What the Hell?" moment and I am sure the public will not support the proposed amounts.
Might I suggest $25,000 and a blue card?
$450,000 seems more appropriate for idiotic drone policy mistakes in which we kill the wrong persons and innocent kids.
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