450K for Border-Separated Families? Biden Says No Way!

You may have heard reports that the Justice Department is negotiating with attorneys regarding paying families separated at the border under the Trump administration $450,000 in compensation per person. Well, President Biden has now weighed in and he says bluntly: "That's not going to happen." At a White House press briefing Biden described reports of the payments as "garbage," though sources told multiple outlets last week that the Justice Department was in settlement talks with lawyers for affected families. ACLU executive director Anthony Romero said that while Biden may not have been fully briefed on negotiations, he will be abandoning "a core campaign promise to do justice for the thousands of separated families" if he follows through on his remarks. (New York Times)


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