On Thursday evening, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Former Vice President’s administration is considering giving $450,000 to members of families who were separated under the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance policy.”
The report said, 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 report also 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 ACLU, according to the report, has “identified about 5,500 children separated at the border over the course of the Trump administration.”
If put into effect, the total payout to illegal immigrants is predicted to be around $1 billion.