The administration of US President Joseph Biden is considering the possibility of paying compensation totaling more than $ 1 billion to migrants whose families have been separated due to the policies of former head of state Donald Trump, writes The Wall Street Journal.
To date, about 940 migrant families have filed claims for damages.
According to the newspaper, the Department of Justice, the US Department of Homeland Security and the US Department of Health and Human Services are working on the compensation plan.
As noted, each member of the affected family can be paid up to $ 450 thousand, depending on the circumstances.
We will remind, the wall on the border with Mexico, the United States began to build in 2018 at the initiative of Trump. With the help of this, the former head of the White House planned to solve the problem of illegal migration.
New American President Joe Biden abandoned the project, and also canceled the state of emergency introduced by his predecessor in connection with the situation on the border, which allowed financing the construction of a structure bypassing Congress.