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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. . . .

Some Republicans criticized the potential payments on Thursday afternoon after The Wall Street Journal reported on them. “The Biden administration’s promises of citizenship and entitlement programs have already caused the worst border crisis in history—a huge cash reward will make it even worse,” Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas said.

The discussions about the payouts have taken place over the past few months among a group of dozens of private lawyers representing the families and government lawyers. Some government lawyers have viewed the payouts as excessive for people who had violated the law by crossing the border, the people said. One government lawyer threatened to remove his name from the case out of disagreement with the potential settlement offer, the people said. . . .

Immigration law gives children greater legal protections than adults, so while the adults’ asylum cases could be dismissed quickly, allowing them to be deported, children mostly remained in the U.S. in child-welfare shelters or living with relatives. The Trump administration also hadn’t built a system to track which children belong to which parents before beginning to separate them.

A January report from the Justice Department’s inspector general faulted senior Trump Justice Department officials for knowing the policy change would result in families being separated, but pressing ahead without preparing for it.

President Trump ended the policy through an executive order on June 20, 2018, following bipartisan blowback and global condemnation.

Many of the families filed tort claims, a type of civil claim seeking damages for loss or harm, asking for compensation to cover mental-health treatment to address the emotional and psychological toll the practice took. Some of the cases were resolved under the Trump administration. In a 2019 settlement in New Jersey, for example, an adult and a minor received a total of $125,000.

(Excerpt from The Wall Street Journal.)

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November 1, 2021

I do not understand how a person who comes here by breaking the law has any legal standing to sue anyone.
American citizens and legal immigrants have rights in our justice system.
The American people do not owe our tax dollars to everybody in the world.

Father God,
In the name of Jesus I ask for Your truth and justice to be re-established in the United States of America.

November 1, 2021

The fools says, there is no God. That completely describes these godless globalists that are trying to bring this country down. This is spot-on, they are fools. One day they will see the truth, but it may be too late, when they stand before God and have to give an account of their lives.

November 1, 2021

I agree with Brian and my attitude is the same; I am not against immigration, as long as it is done Legally, not illegal. But allowing EVERY illegal in is not only dangerous, it’s really unconstitutional. It is destroying this country. We cannot afford to let everyone in and we certainly should Not be giving them any money, when we have plenty of our own people that needs taken care of. As a country, we cannot afford to feed or house these immigrants literally pouring through our southern border. Our immigration laws definitely need to be rewritten and re-established, a complete overhaul!

Darlene Estlow
October 31, 2021

Father, may your people draw close to you. Have mercy on us and change the hearts of our leaders. May they no longer hate you. We pray you would send your revival to us that we may walk with you in peace.

October 30, 2021

The Biden socialist administration stays up nights figuring out evil schemes (in the name of socialist compassion) on how to waste taxpayer money (built on debt). This isn’t compassion – it’s not empathy – it’s not kindness… it’s nothing more than a form of treason to Americans, who the Biden administration and their deep state operatives have proven they are dedicated to assisting. Its pretty evident that Biden sold himself out completely, with no reservations, in exchange for the “elusive title” he lusted after for decades. I cannot imagine selling out America the way he and others have. They are purposely trying to bury America so deep in debt that it cannot recover or even make headway against correcting the damage. The socialist politicians and their “billionaire helpers” don’t care about this nation or the people. They are godless globalists dedicated to their misaligned utopian schemes. “Fools” as God calls them.
We know full well that this proposal is another distraction in their game of many games. It’s meant to throw people “off” since 99.99% of Americans are and will remain opposed to this. Let our voices of furious opposition be heard and continually. Because if you say nothing, then they will proceed. Be sure to drench everything in prayer. While America has always been a compassionate nation, what this proposal is reeks of irresponsible misfits in charge of decision making. This administration is dangerous and we must continue to fight against it, ask God for deliverance from it and ask God to remove them as his perfect justice unfolds.
Lord God, please help us. We are trying but we need Your holy hand to intervene against this onslaught of continual evil. Amen.

    October 30, 2021

    Yes, the socialist “billionaire helpers” as you call them, are fools. As are those who support the Left. God calls them fools – and even Lenin called them “useful idiots!”

    The heartbreak of it all for me is that the young people who support the Left and socialism are destroying their own futures. There won’t be anything left of our country for them or their children. It took these same socialists using the exact same tactics (Dominion voting machines, billionaire-funded riots, etc.,) only 25 years to destroy Venezuela, the third richest country in the Northern Hemisphere. Now everyone in Venezuela is broke, crime is pervasive and out of control, and a once prosperous country is nothing but scorched earth. And they’re teaching young people not to work, so of course, they will have no skills or savings to raise families with or ensure a decent quality of life for their senior years.

    How very, very sad.

    October 30, 2021

    Yes and AMEN!! You are spot on! I pray that the ACLU and all these lawsuits be defeated, in Jesus name. I pray we, once again, will do all we can in making our voices heard. We cannot afford to stay silent! “We can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us!

October 30, 2021

My attitude towards the families being separated, is that it is unfortunate, but this is all part of being illegal immigrants. I firmly believe that our nation cannot afford to have these illegal aliens in our nation to begin with. We certainly cannot afford to be giving them ANY money. Why should we add to our ever-growing national debt, to hand money out to illegal aliens? My attitude is simple: send them back to where they came from. As a nation, we cannot afford to house them, feed them, or, more importantly, give them money. When will these deceived, delusional people in our federal government wake up to reality? Hopefully, sooner, rather than later. They have already done SO much damage to this country! Lord Jesus, may Your will be done regarding this situation, and all the other messes that our government is creating. In Jesus’ name.

October 30, 2021

Biden never runs out of ways to destroy America. He appears to me as someone at least partially possessed.

I read this about the Biden $450K offer to EACH illegal immigrant at The Patriot Post news website, a quote from:

“Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who sacrificed his right eye for this nation, made a powerful point:

“Biden wants to pay illegal immigrants $450,000 for their hardship while breaking our laws,” he said. “For perspective, if a service member is killed in action, their next of kin gets an insurance payment of $400,000. Let that sink in.”

Oh, Lord, please deliver America from our enemies, internal and external, in Jesus mighty name!

“For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son.” ~ Colossians 1:13

    October 30, 2021

    Julie, I agree with what you are saying in your response. I believe that , in Biden’s case, he is TOTALLY possessed. He is a perpetual liar, incapable of dealing with the truth. He is totally controlled by the Globalist Elite, whose goal is to ruin America in their quest for a tyrannical, one-world government. These people are all in bed with the Devil. They are trying to create the scenario to usher in Antichrist. Biden is but a pawn. Because they rigged the election to put Biden in the White House, they think that they are getting everything that they want. Only thing that they have not figured out yet, is that GOD is in control.

      October 30, 2021

      You’re right, Brian. And I do think Biden, like Obama, is another in history’s long line of practice Anti-Christs. The devil is always trying to raise another one.

      Some historians say that Hitler (a self-taught medieval occult scholar,) was completely possessed at the end of his reign, and even his Generals complained about his sudden incomprehensible and erratic behavior at strategy sessions at the end of the war. Even scarier, some military historians speculate that Germany could have won the war had Hitler listened to his Generals about using the trains to rescue surrounded German troups, instead of using them to transport and murder even greater numbers of Jewish citizens.

      What a world! But you’re definitely right, the Left doesn’t understand (or won’t admit) that God is in control.


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