ACLU tears into Biden for not being aware of the 'actions of his very own DOJ' after he called reports of $450,000 migrant payments 'garbage': Republicans launch bill to block 'insulting' settlements | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

ACLU tears into Biden for not being aware of the 'actions of his very own DOJ' after he called reports of $450,000 migrant payments 'garbage': Republicans launch bill to block 'insulting' settlements

The American Civil Liberties Union tore into President Joe Biden on Wednesday night after he denied reports that his White House is planning on paying migrants separated under the Trump administration $450,000 each or $1 million per family.

Biden had dismissed the reports as 'garbage' at a White House press conference just hours earlier.

The head of the ACLU said the 78-year-old president's statement means he either hasn't been 'full briefed' on the matter or is 'abandoning' his promise to undo Donald Trump's more strict immigration laws.

'President Biden may not have been fully briefed about the actions of his very own Justice Department as it carefully deliberated and considered the crimes committed against thousands of families separated from their children as an intentional governmental policy,' ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero told Fox News.

'But if he follows through on what he said, the president is abandoning a core campaign promise to do justice for the thousands of separated families.

'We respectfully remind President Biden that he called these actions "criminal" in a debate with then-President Trump and campaigned on remedying and rectifying the lawlessness of the Trump administration. We call on President Biden to right the wrongs of this national tragedy.'

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