Friday, October 29, 2021

INVADER BONUSES: U.S. in Talks to Pay Hundreds of Millions to Families Separated at Border; Biden Administration Weighing $450K-a-Person Compensation to Migrant Families Separated During Trump Admin, and related stories

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U.S. in Talks to Pay Hundreds of Millions to Families Separated at Border:
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.
The American Civil Liberties Union, which represents families in one of the lawsuits, has identified about 5,500 children separated at the border over the course of the Trump administration, citing figures provided to it by the government. The number of families eligible under the potential settlement is expected to be smaller, the people said, as government officials aren’t sure how many will come forward. Around 940 claims have so far been filed by the families, the people said.
The total potential payout could be $1 billion or more.
As part of a so-called zero-tolerance enforcement policy, immigration agents separated thousands of children, ranging from infants to teenagers, from their parents at the southern border in 2018 after they had crossed illegally from Mexico to seek asylum in the U.S. In some cases families were forcefully broken up with no provisions to track and later reunite them, government investigations found. The lawsuits allege some of the children suffered from a range of ailments, including heat exhaustion and malnutrition, and were kept in freezing cold rooms and provided little medical attention. --->READ MORE HERE
Biden administration weighing $450K-a-person compensation to migrant families separated by Trump:
The Biden administration is reportedly considering paying out hundreds of thousands of dollars to migrant families separated at the southern border during the Trump administration, about $1 billion in total.
Officials from the departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and Justice have proposed paying each person $450,000, or nearly $1 million per two-person family, to settle claims about the lasting traumatic and psychological effects of being torn apart as a result of former President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance policy, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday afternoon.
The payments are in response to lawsuits filed in the aftermath of the policy, which was rolled out nationwide in April 2018 and shuttered in June 2018.
Approximately 5,500 children were separated at the border and sent to HHS facilities while their parents were referred for prosecution for illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Families could not be detained through those legal proceedings, prompting the separations. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links bellow to related stories:

Biden Wants to Give Illegals $450K

Biden Wants To Give Separated Illegal Immigrants $450,000 Per Person

GOP vows to fight Biden plan to pay $450,000 to separated illegal immigrant families

Biden Administration Could Pay Illegal Immigrant Families Separated at Border $450,000 Per Person in Settlements

Biden Administration In Talks To Pay Illegal Immigrants $450,000 Per Person

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