GOP Forces Biden To Hand Over Critical Data

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( – House Judiciary Committee GOP members are looking at a deal reached between the Biden administration and civil rights groups that related to the separation of units for migrant families at the southern border during Trump’s presidency. As they stated, they are looking for more information relating to the deal’s “egregious” stipulations.

Chairman Jim Jordan and Tom McClintock, the chairman of the immigration subcommittee, in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland for all of the documents about the settlement announced last month to be handed in. The settlement relates to an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawsuit that was launched last month and looked at the “zero tolerance” policy of the Trump administration, which was looking to prosecute all unauthorized entries at the American southern border. As a result of this policy, minors were often separated from their families until the reversal of the policy.

The settlement specifically states that for the next eight years, there would not be any separations and provided the authorization to allow parents whose children were separated from them to return to the U.S. under temporary protective parole. The families would also be given access to healthcare, legal aid, and housing for one year.

Garland noted at the time of the settlement that it was “shameful” to have families separated at the U.S. border. He further pointed out that this settlement would allow families that had been divided to be reunified while providing them important services in their recovery.

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