President Joe Biden apparently changed his mind about giving cash payouts to illegal immigrants who were separated from their families during former President Donald Trump’s administration.
“If in fact, because of the outrageous behavior of the last administration, you coming across the border, whether it was legal or illegal, you lost your child… You deserve some kind of compensation no matter what the circumstances,” Biden said on Saturday.
Earlier reports said that the Justice Department was considering payouts of $450,000 for each individual affected, to settle lawsuits filed against the U.S. government.
Biden had earlier said the reports were “not true” and were “garbage.” He now says he supports the payments but didn’t give an amount.
“What that will be, I have no idea,” he said.
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