A wide majority of Americans oppose a plan circulated by President Joe Biden’s administration to provide payouts of $450,000 to each border crosser subjected to former President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy, a new poll reveals.
Biden’s Departments of Justice (DOJ), Homeland Security (DHS), and Health and Human Services (HHS) are working to settle with a number of border crossers represented by the ACLU, who claim they have suffered trauma as a result of the zero tolerance policy.
As part of the settlement, attorneys with the DOJ, DHS, and HHS are considering a plan that would give each border crosser about $450,000 and family units about $1 million. The total cost of the payouts would reach $1 billion.
A CBS News/YouGov poll finds that