Joe Biden's $450K Payouts to Border Crossers Stall Amidst Backlash

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A plan circulated by President Joe Biden’s administration to provide border crossers subjected to former President Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” policy with $450,000 payouts has seemingly stalled amidst backlash.

Biden’s Departments of Justice (DOJ), Homeland Security (DHS), and Health and Human Services (HHS) are working to settle with a number of border crossers represented by the ACLU, who claim they have suffered trauma as a result of the Zero Tolerance policy.

As part of the settlement, attorneys with the DOJ, DHS, and HHS are considering a plan that would give each border crosser about $450,000 and family units about $1 million. The total cost of the payouts would reach $1 billion.

ACLU attorneys have since suggested that the payouts have stalled, according to the Associated Press:

Migrants whose children were taken from them under former President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance border policy have not reached a settlement agreement with the U. S. government, a lawyer for the families said Thursday as he and other advocates pushed back at increasing criticism of a proposal to pay compensation to them. [Emphasis added]

Attorney Lee Gelernt of the American Civil Liberties Union would not discuss details of the talks nor confirm a previously reported settlement proposal of several hundred thousand dollars to each affected person. He did, however, hold out the possibility of a trial, featuring parents separated from children as young as six months as witnesses, if there’s no agreement to end the litigation. [Emphasis added]

“All I can say is there’s no deal on the table and we have no timeframe necessarily,” Gelernt said in a conference call with reporters. [Emphasis added]

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