The Justice Department has stopped negotiations with lawyers representing migrant families who were separated at the border and says it’s ready to return to court, according to one of the attorneys.
The DOJ hasn’t commented about why it stopped the talks, but the news comes after the White House came under fire over news that payments of up to $450,000 — to which President Joe Biden objected — were under consideration for the immigrant families, reports CNN.
The decision to pull back on the negotiations is “shameful,” said American Civil Liberties Union attorney Lee Gelernt.
“The U.S. government deliberately abused young children and yet the Biden administration has allowed politics to stand in the way of making it right. That’s shameful,” Gelernt told CNN through a statement.
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