Biden reacts to reports of migrant family payments

FILE - Migrants, many from Haiti, wade across the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas, to return to Ciudad Acuna, some to avoid possible deportation from the U.S. and others to get supplies on Sept. 22, 2021. In September, about 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants camped in the small Texas border town of Del Rio. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)

FILE – Migrants, many from Haiti, wade across the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas, to return to Ciudad Acuna, some to avoid possible deportation from the U.S. and others to get supplies on Sept. 22, 2021. In September, about 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants camped in the small Texas border town of Del Rio. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)

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UPDATED 9:57 AM PT – Thursday, November 4, 2021

Joe Biden denied plans for $450,000 payments to migrant families separated at the border, saying it’s “not going to happen.” During a press conference in D.C. Wednesday, he called the plan “garbage.”

His remarks came after reports circulated that his administration planned to pay taxpayer money to illegal immigrants separated from their families at the border under the Trump administration. When asked if his plan would incentivize illegal immigrants, Biden said “yes” if it were true but it’s not.

While Biden denied the plan, the Wall Street Journal citied anonymous sources in an October article who claimed Biden was planning the big payout to resolve lawsuits on behalf of illegal immigrant families.

The ACLU has maintained Biden may not have been fully briefed about the actions of his own Department of Justice. They claim he would be abandoning his campaign promise to provide justice for thousands of separated families if he doesn’t follow through with the plan.

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