White House disputes reported migrant settlement dollar amount

 White House disputes reported migrant settlement dollar amount

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — The White House on Friday left open the possibility that some migrants who were detained by the Trump administration could be given hundreds of thousands of dollars in a legal settlement.

The Biden administration walked back comments from President Biden who forcefully denied payments to migrants were going to happen. However, on Friday, it appeared they still might but could be less than the $450,000 originally reported.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy railed against reports that the Biden administration is considering the $450,000 per person payments to immigrants whose families were separated at the border under the Trump administration’s child separation policy.

“The only thing that will happen if that is the case is it’ll give greater incentive to more people coming across here illegally,” he…

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