The initiative was born out of negotiations conducted by members of the government with their attorneys separated familiesAccording to the information provided The Wall Street Journal.
The Biden government will pay 450 thousand dollars per person as a compensation measure, according to the cited sources. Various government agencies and organizations are negotiating for the United States to compensate for what the families’ lawyers have described as ‘deep psychological trauma’.
Trump separated hundreds of immigrant families
The Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services consider this amount per household It could be close to a million dollars.
The former president’s “zero tolerance” policy Donald Trump, which were imposed in 2018, as well as a pilot program implemented in 2017, are almost separated 5600 children From his family because his parents crossed the border with them without the necessary documents.
By imposing politics on the Trump administration He did not think of a system for the reunification of separated families. Today, there are still an estimated 1,000 children who have not been reunited with their parents, according to White House data. Quoted from NBC News. Court records indicate that about 300 fathers of minors in this case have yet to be located.
Reuniting separated families of immigrants is a complex task
Shortly after taking office, on January 20, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to allocate resources from his administration To locate the families of about 600 children, for which there was no record of him being able to contact their loved ones.
However, the task has been difficult since then Trump administration He did not prioritize information that would allow the determination of the whereabouts of the parents, who were deported while their children were still in the United States, and was denounced by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU, in English), which also legally represents families in legal proceedings. Who pressured the Biden government? To remove all policies from the previous one.