White House Says DOJ to Determine How Much Illegal Immigrants Will Be Paid as GOP Fights ProposalEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Proposed payments to illegal immigrants will be determined by the Department of Justice, the White House says amid pushback from Republicans in Congress. The Biden administration is engaged in negotiations to reach settlements in lawsuits brought by illegal aliens separated from family members during the Trump administration. After initially appearing to deny payments to the foreign nationals were being considered, President Joe Biden on Saturday said they “deserve” compensation for what they went through. Biden and a spokesperson for the president said his initial denials were centered on the reported number of $450,000 per person. The Department of Justice (DOJ) will ultimately decide how much the illegal immigrants will receive, White House adviser Cedric Richmond, a former Democratic U.S. representative, said a day later. “If the DOJ determines that it saves the taxpayers money and it rights a wrong, then they will make the determination that is necessary and I …Read More

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