Payments to families separated at border are ‘for the Department of Justice to decide,’ W.H. adviser says

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Senior White House adviser Cedric Richmond said Sunday that whether immigrant families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border receive monetary settlements — and how much — will be up to the Justice Department to decide.

In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” Richmond also blasted the argument that government payments to families separated under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy could incentivize more people to illegally cross the southern border.

“I want to be clear about this: We do not tell the Department of Justice what to do,”

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