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REPORT: DOJ Will Determine How Much Money to Pay Migrant Families Separated at Southern Border

The Department of Justice will decide the amount of compensation given to families of illegal immigrants separated at the US-Mexico border, raising new concerns over transparency regarding massive payments to undocumented workers.

“If the DOJ determines that it saves the taxpayers money and it rights a wrong, then they will make the determination that is necessary and I would assume if they make a determination, they’ll come up with what they think is an adequate dollar amount,” said a senior White House advisor.

“But again, the question is​,​ we took children​. President Trump ​took children from their ​parents, and some children have never been returned. Do we think that’s OK​?” he asked. ​​

“I​ mean, at some point, we cannot with a straight face say that parents are willing to separate from a child for ​a dollar amount. That’s just not true​,” concluded the top aide.​  ​“And we should not talk​ like that.”​

President Biden directly defended the payouts over the weekend.

“If in fact, because of the outrageous behavior of the last administration, you were coming across the border, whether it was legal or illegal, and you lost your child — you lost your child — it’s gone — you deserve some kind of compensation, no matter what the circumstance,” the president told reporters at a news conference on the​ House passing his $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan.​

“What that will be, I have no idea. I have no idea,” he added.​

Read the full report at the New York Post.

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5 responses to “REPORT: DOJ Will Determine How Much Money to Pay Migrant Families Separated at Southern Border”

  1. shunsin7 says:

    Kidnap a child and come to America illegally and the US government will give you 450,00 dollars.

    I just don’t understand why we’re having problems at the border.

  2. Plaguen says:

    I know how much $0.00. In fact we should send each of those families a bill.

  3. neilinda says:

    At least hundreds, if not thousands, of children are ‘separated’ from their parents each year when their parents are sent to jail. Hundreds of children are also lost -perhaps forever- each year by our foster care system as well.
    Guess -at least until now- that one arm of the government is not aware enough of what the others are doin g to realize this.
    Also sometimes wondering if what we are seeing is a multilayered approach to the politicization of the ‘deep/executive state’, or instead the political acceptance of the incredible corruption of the deep/executive state?

  4. Cleffy says:

    This applies to maybe a few dozen children who’s parents could not be located for whatever reason. Now Biden is basically putting a blank check over each of these children’s head for the first person to claim them. It would probably be a Coyote who will do it all over again.

  5. pandusa says:

    Child is gone lost or temporarily separated ? Because it may NOT be your child after entering the country illegally, I am sure you would not lie about it. Meanwhile, thousands of American children ARE missing and their parents don’t know if they are dead or alive. American citizens, some of which are Veterans are homeless, without insurance in a pandemic, Biden ridden economy . America is struggling and suffering. I know, I am preaching to the choir and the cult ain’t listening.