For whatever reason, the Biden administration has decided not to give massive cash payments to illegal immigrants separated from their families at the border.
It was a horrible idea, so it’s a good thing that they dropped it, but some people on the left are not happy.
Particularly the ACLU.
CBS News reported:
U.S. ends talks over compensation for families separated under Trump
The U.S. government ended negotiations over monetary compensation for migrant families who were separated near the southern border during the Trump administration, the Justice Department and lawyers representing the families said Thursday.
The families’ lawyers said Justice Department attorneys informed them that the government would no longer work with them to settle lawsuits filed on behalf of parents and children seeking damages over the border separations.
Thursday’s decision by the Biden administration, which has forcefully denounced the Trump-era separations, comes after Republican lawmakers expressed outrage over reports that some families could have received hundreds of thousands of dollars as part of a potential settlement.
“It would be an understatement to say we are disappointed that the Biden administration allowed politics to get in the way of helping the little children deliberately abused by our government,” Lee Gelernt, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer who represents separated families, told CBS News.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which is leading a task force to reunite some migrant families who remain separated, directed questions about the talks’ collapse to the Justice Department.
The ACLU released a statement on Twitter.
By abandoning negotiations to help children and families that were separated at the border heal, the Biden administration will have to defend the family separation practice in court.
We'll repeat that: @POTUS has chosen to DEFEND the family separation practice in court.
— ACLU (@ACLU) December 17, 2021
You have to wonder why they were so invested in this happening. Were they going to get a cut of the money?