January 26, 2022

Global News Archive

News archives from around the world.

Biden Administration Pulls Out of Settlement Talks With Separated Families – The Wall Street Journal

1 min read

WASHINGTON—The Biden administration is ending settlement talks that could have led to payments totaling $1 billion to families separated in 2018 under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy.

The government will instead begin taking individual cases to trial, litigating lawsuits filed on behalf of hundreds of families seeking monetary damages for the psychological trauma they say the separations caused, according to Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s immigrant-rights project and a negotiator in the talks. The organization had been prepared to continue negotiations when the federal government called them off, he said.

Source Link

Leave a Reply

Copyright ©2016-2021 Global News Archive. All rights reserved.