President Biden Dismisses $450K Payments To Migrant Families

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By Associated Press

and Newsy Staff
November 4, 2021

The president's comments travel amid reports that the DOJ is considering settlements to families separated astatine the confederate borderline nether a Trump policy.

"That's not going to happen."

That was President Biden's effect erstwhile asked if the U.S. was paying families separated astatine the confederate borderline nether a Trump-era practice.

The Wall Street Journal archetypal reported that the authorities was considering payments astir $450,000 to each idiosyncratic affected.

About 5,500 children were divided from their parents nether President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy, nether which parents were separated from their children to look transgression prosecution for crossing the borderline illegally, according to tribunal filings successful a national lawsuit successful San Diego. Inadequate tracking systems caused galore to beryllium isolated for an extended time.

The president's comments present formed uncertainty astir settlements the Justice Department has reportedly been negotiating with those families.

Additional reporting by The Associated Press.