The initiative was born out of negotiations with lawyers representing members of the government Separated families, According to the information provided The Wall Street Journal.
Biden will be paid by the government $ 450,000 As a compensatory measure per person, according to the cited sources. Various government agencies and organizations are in talks with the United States to compensate for what family attorneys describe. “Deep Psychological Trauma”.
Hundreds of immigrant families separated by Trump
The Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services consider the amount per family May approach one million dollars.
The former president’s “zero tolerance” policy Donald Trump, Imposed in 2018, as well as a pilot project implemented in 2017, roughly divided 5,600 children His family because his parents crossed the border with them without the necessary documents.
By imposing policy, the Trump administration Does not consider the method of reuniting separated families. To this day, White House data shows that 1,000 children have not been reunited with their parents. NBC News quoted. Court records indicate that about 300 parents of minors in this condition have not yet been found.
Reuniting separated immigrant families is a complex task
Shortly after taking office, on January 20, President Joe Biden signed an executive order dedicating resources from his administration. To find families with about 600 children, No record of contacting their loved ones.
But, the task has been difficult ever since The Trump administration The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU, in English) condemns information that does not prioritize information that allows the detection of deported parents while their children are in the United States. And who persuaded the Biden government All policies must be removed from its predecessor.