Die US-Regierung unter Joe Biden zieht derzeit in Betracht jedem einzelnen Migranten, der unter der Donald Trump mit seiner Null-Toleranzpolitik von seiner Familie getrennt wurde, eine Entschädingung von 450.000 USD zu zahlen.
The Biden administration is in talks to offer immigrant families that were separated during the Trump administration around $450,000 a person in compensation, according to people familiar with the matter, as several agencies work to resolve lawsuits filed on behalf of parents and children who say the government subjected them to lasting psychological trauma.
The U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services are considering payments that could amount to close to $1 million a family, though the final numbers could shift, the people familiar with the matter said. Most of the families that crossed the border illegally from Mexico to seek asylum in the U.S. included one parent and one child, the people said. Many families would likely get smaller payouts, depending on their circumstances, the people said.
The American Civil Liberties Union, which represents families in one of the lawsuits, has identified about 5,500 children separated at the border over the course of the Trump administration, citing figures provided to it by the government.
The total potential payout could be $1 billion or more.
As part of a so-called zero-tolerance enforcement policy, immigration agents separated thousands of children, ranging from infants to teenagers, from their parents at the southern border in 2018 after they had crossed illegally from Mexico to seek asylum in the U.S. In some cases families were forcefully broken up with no provisions to track and later reunite them, government investigations found.
Interessant hier wieder der einseitige Blick allein auf Donald Trump. Die Separierung von Kindern und anderen demografischen Gruppen war keine Idee von Donald Trump und seiner Truppe, sondern bereits gängige Praxis unter seinem Vorgänger Barack Obama.
In spring 2014, Central American families, teenagers and children began crossing the border into the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, turning themselves over to U.S. agents in unprecedented numbers.
The Obama administration responded to the outrage by rushing to expand its capacity to handle the new migration wave at the border, to adapt an infrastructure built to handle single adult men, not families and children.
The government acquired an empty warehouse a few blocks from the McAllen station and converted it into a sprawling new facility that opened in July 2014, a place that had capacity for 1,500 detainees. The new “Central Processing Center,” or CPC, was clean, spacious, air-conditioned and a major improvement over the cramped detention cells and sweltering garages.
To keep different demographic groups safely apart — a standard practice in detention settings — the U.S. Border Patrol used chain-link fencing to create partitions in the cavernous warehouse. One area was designated for teenage boys, another for mothers with small children, another for entire family groups, and so on.
Donald Trumps „Fehler“ war wohl, daß er die Trennung gesetzlich verankert hatte, denn unter seinem Vorgänger wurde gleich ohne gesetzliche Grundlage separiert.
President Trump has blamed Mr Obama and Democrats for the policy.
Last year he called on Democrats to „end the horrible law that separates children (from) their parents once they cross the border in the US“.
However, there has been no law that mandates separating children from parents who cross the border illegally.
Jeder kann jetzt darüber nachdenken ob es besser ist wenn von einer Regierung Dinge in Gesetze gegossen werden oder nach Willkür entschieden wird.
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