Biden says families separated at the border under Trump deserve compensation for 'outrageous' immigration policy

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Biden says families separated at the border under Trump deserve compensation for 'outrageous' immigration policy

From CNN | Politics by Jason Hoffman and Devan Cole, CNN

President Joe Biden on Saturday strongly endorsed the idea of the US government compensating immigrant families separated at the border under the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance policy," saying the previous administration's "outrageous behavior" warrants cash payments -- but he didn't go into detail about specific amounts.

"If in fact, because of the outrageous behavior of the last administration, you coming across the border, whether it was legal or illegal, and you lost your child, you lost your child! ... you deserve some kind of compensation no matter what the circumstance. What that will be, I have no idea. I have no idea," Biden said, raising his voice and gesturing emphatically as he tore into his predecessor's onetime policy.

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