Joe Biden denies reports that he is giving $450,000 to illegal immigrants who were separated at the U.S. border in 2018.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reportedly settled a class action lawsuit seeking “damages” for immigrant families who crossed the border into this country illegally.
On Wednesday, the U.S. President was asked by Fox News’ White House correspondent Peter Doocy whether the reports were true that immigrant families will receive up to $1 million each.
“It’s not true,” Biden responded. “Yeah. $450,000 per person, is that what you’re saying? That’s not going to happen.”
However, Anthony Romero, Executive Director of the ACLU, suggested that Biden wasn’t briefed on the negotiations.
In a statement Wednesday, Romero said the Justice Department “carefully deliberated and considered” paying large settlements to immigrants for “the crimes committed against thousands of families separated from their children.”
“The president is abandoning a core campaign promise to do justice for the thousands of separated families. We respectfully remind Biden that he called these actions ‘criminal’ in a debate with President Trump, and campaigned on remedying and rectifying the lawlessness of the Trump administration.”
BREAKING: President Biden DENIES plan to pay migrant families separated at the border $450K per individual, calls such reports "GARBAGE" pic.twitter.com/beOl73kDEn
— Jorge Bonilla (@BonillaJL) November 3, 2021
What’s even more shocking than the idea of giving illegals $450k, is the fact that this was reported ALL OVER THE PLACE!
On multiple MSM outlets.
And yet by his reaction, this was clearly the 1st he’d ever heard of it!?
Which begs the question; who’s in charge??? ?????
— InTheBeginning (@TheBeginningIAm) November 3, 2021
ACLU’s big mad at Biden for dismissing reports that DOJ is negotiating $450k payouts to illegal immigrants. They say he must not have been briefed about negotiations his DOJ is conducting with ACLU https://t.co/pRQ17b4Z6A pic.twitter.com/blavHSKy7E
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) November 3, 2021