The New York Times Apparently giving advice to President Joe Biden’s administration on how to provide payments potentially of $ 450,000 to border workers subject to former President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy.
Biden’s Departments of Justice (DOJ), Homeland Security (DHS), and Health and Human Services (HHS) are working to settle with a number of border workers represented by the ACLU, who claim to have suffered trauma as a result of zero tolerance. Politics.
As part of the settlement, lawyers for DOJ, DHS and HHS are considering a plan that would give each border worker about $ 450,000 and family units about $ 1 million. The total cost of payments would reach $ 1 billion.
In a piece of Times Reporters Jeremy Peters and Miriam Jordan, the Tories are described as “seizing premature news of potential payments of $ 450,000” as the Biden administration tries to reach a settlement with border residents.
Biden, the Times suggests, it would be wise to settle with border workers, as they claim that such a deal will save US taxpayers money and avoid an embarrassing situation for the White House:
But there remained the question of compensating families for the damage caused. “No amount of money can repair the harm that being apart for months – and in some cases, years, if parents were evicted – has caused our clients,” Lawyers’ Bree Bernwanger said. Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco, which represents several families. “Corn, under the law, if the government harms people, commits an act of torture, it must be responsible for that harm. [Emphasis added]
Anyone aggrieved by the United States can bring a complaint against the government, regardless of nationality, and migrants have the right to due process. Therefore, settling down with the families as a group could actually save the government, experts said, sparing it the expense of tackling hundreds of legal cases one by one – and it could also spare the administration. Biden. the awkwardness of having to defend, in court, a policy that she disavowed. [Emphasis added]
While apparently helping Biden on how best to handle payments to cross-border commuters, the Times portrays Republicans and Conservatives as having “exploded in front of the potential number” and even highlights the first government official who disclosed the $ 450,000 figure in the Wall Street newspaper.
“It was leaked by a government official, apparently out of a desire to put a public spotlight on the payments and reduce the number, according to people familiar with the negotiations, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the deliberations. internal, ”he added. Times reports.
Although the Times In attempts to portray the issue as a concern only for Republicans in Washington, DC, opinion polls have repeatedly shown that American adults, by the majority, oppose payments.
About 63% of Americans told CBS News / YouGov pollsters they were opposed to payments, including 64% of swing voters, and even 4 in 10 voters who backed Biden against Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
Polls by Rasmussen Reports and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) showed similar results in which a majority of Americans, possibly including swing voters, oppose the payments.
A November Trafalgar Group poll found that nearly 46% of Democrats oppose the payments, along with more than 88% of Republicans. In total, nearly 7 in 10 of all U.S. voters said they opposed the payments, including 67.5 percent of swing voters.
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