Judge Rules Trump Has 30 Days To Reunite Families Separated At Border

Following a blitz of federal lawsuits filed yesterday by a group of Democratic attorneys general from 17 states and Washington, DC, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that US immigration agents can no longer separate immigrant parents and children caught crossing over the US-Mexico border, and also that the US government is responsible for reuniting families split up in custody, according to Reuters.

US District Court Judge Dana Sabraw, an appointee of President George W Bush, granted the preliminary injunction to the ACLU, which had filed a lawsuit back in March addressing the separation of illegal alien families.

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The government now has 14 days to reunite children who are younger than five, and 30 days to reunite all other minors with their families. More than 2,300 children have been taken into US custody since President Trump first announced his "zero tolerance" border policy in early May.

The ACLU filed its lawsuit on behalf of a woman who was separated from her six-year-old daughter after arriving in the US in November to escape religious persecution in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Guardian reported. The organization is seeking class-action status on behalf of immigrants and asylum seekers, it said in its lawsuit.

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Lawyers for the government had urged the judge not to issue the injunction, arguing that the executive order issued by President Trump last week to end the separations largely addressed the issue of reuniting families. But the court disagreed.

"The facts set forth before the court portray reactive governance responses to address a chaotic circumstance of the government’s own making," Sabraw wrote. "They belie measured and ordered governance, which is central to the concept of due process enshrined in our Constitution."

It's unclear how the government will accomplish this goal. HHS Secretary Alex Azar told Congress on Tuesday that his department still had custody of 2,047 children separated from their parents at the border. That is only six fewer children than last week. Azar refused to say how long it would take the government to reunite the families, given that extensive vetting will be required of parents to make sure they are not child traffickers.

However, attorneys working with the families told the Guardian that only a small fraction of parents know where their children are being held. "The US government never had any plan to reunite these families that were separated," said an attorney with the Legal Aid Justice Center in Virginia.

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lookslikecraptome JimmyJones Wed, 06/27/2018 - 06:51 Permalink

lovingly brought to you by the powers that be. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xDYlYAvS7M .

 

EDIT

I spend a lot of time in Santa Cruz California. There was an MS 13 lock down and round up by the FEDS/ICE a year ago.

 

This town and the libtards went FUCKING BAT SHIT SCREAMING CRAZY about ice arresting the most dangerous thugs in the United States. These liberal ass holes need an education. 

You have two choices with a rabid dog/ illegal invaders.  Run away or shoot it dead when it gets in ur back yard with ur model 12 Winchester. Waste that rabid mother fucker. 

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wildbad HockeyFool Wed, 06/27/2018 - 06:57 Permalink

how does one say "lick my balls" in spanish?

chupa mis juevos!

the mechanics of such an order are themselves bewildering.  a shitty parent hands their kids over to a rapist coyote who tries to shake them down and rape them unsuccsessfully for six months and the survivors land in a US holding tank.  where are the concerned parents?  how are they to be contacted?  then what..throw them all out as they are illegal.

i say let the judge run that gauntlet so that he understands fully the chain of responsibilty

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Chris2 StackShinyStuff Wed, 06/27/2018 - 07:46 Permalink

7-Year-Old Unaccompanied Migrant Found with Smuggler in Texas — 80 Miles from Border

found in traffic stop with US citizen woman driving saying the two children in the car were hers.

Only one was, the 7 yr old from Honduras was not at all related.

She was arrested for human smuggling.

This is what the left wants.

http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2018/06/26/7-year-old-unaccompanied-migr…

What all this is doing is showing the desperation of the left to get as many of these people in as possible and cutting off the flow is exactly what needs to happen. Most Americans want wall and deportations now.

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SmallerGovNow2 Whoa Dammit Wed, 06/27/2018 - 09:47 Permalink

FAKE BORDER OUTRAGE!

 

In the USA...  On any given day, there are approximately 415,000 children [US Citizens] in foster care in the United States. In 2014, over 650,000 children spent time in U.S. foster care. On average, children remain in state care for nearly two years and seven percent of children in foster care have languished there for five or more years.

 

What about US citizen children???

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E. Grogan SmallerGovNow2 Wed, 06/27/2018 - 14:33 Permalink

THANK YOU for bringing that up. I've been saying the same thing. I was in foster care at age 5/6. My mother didn't want me so dropped me off there. She didnt tell my family, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. so they never knew what happened to me. I found them after 30 yrs and was told no one from the agency ever asked them if they wanted to take me in. They most definitely would have. Today it's a law that relatives should be asked but apparently not back then. So instead, I went to foster care home where I was hit in the eye with a spoon by the foster "mom". I was not allowed to cry either (I missed my mom and didnt understand why she left me) I was adopted by a family completely unknown to me and it didnt' work out well for any of us. They had no idea what to do with a traumatized 6 y.o. and didnt treat me the same as my brother. Today, Im 63 y.o. and happily married with a great life that I have created for myself, but when I was a child and all my growing up was very, very painful. And I was lucky, I wasnt sold into sex slavery to pedos, etc. 

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el buitre Whoa Dammit Wed, 06/27/2018 - 11:07 Permalink

So what this judge is claiming is that this act of congress, i.e. the law, is unconstitutional.  I wonder how he rationalized this in his decision.  Hopefully it will also apply to Children Services confiscating children from parents and selling them to pedo oligarchs.  To be honest, I do not think children should be separated from their families, it traumatizes them, but it looks like Trump's EO, if followed up, should remedy this.  I also believe that all illegals captured should be quarantine from entering the USA proper.  No free shit and bus tickets like under Obama.  Their amnesty claims should be adjudicated rapidly under international treaty, and if found invalid, they should be sent back to their country of origin promptly. But one should realize that a lot of these people are from Honduras and desperate as the Hildabeast wrecked their country a few years ago.  The satanista Cabal wants to destroy national borders and sovereignty, and this should blocked.  But hating the victims and choosing ethnic hatred targets is not the answer.

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macholatte HopefulCynical Wed, 06/27/2018 - 10:37 Permalink

Liberalism is a Mental Disorder
Facts Don’t Matter

Please correct me if I am wrong.  Isn’t the root of the problem that most of the 2300 minors who invaded our country came here alone. So how is .gov supposed to reunite those kids with their parents?  Are there a bunch of parents standing around outside the gate demanding to be given their offspring? In addition to all the expense absorbed by the American tax payer are we now supposed to pay for DNA testing to ID the children and then go to various South American countries looking for a match?
Maybe the judge should go to the border and decide who gets which kid. Maybe the judge should order Erik Schmidt to pay for all this BS.

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Harry Paranockus macholatte Wed, 06/27/2018 - 11:53 Permalink

No, they didn't come here alone. They came with an adult (allegedly a parent) and were separated because it is against the law to put them in adult detention centers with parents. There are about 20,000 in detention that came here alone. Trump is being forced to do what Obama did. Release the parents, put an ankle bracelet on them, reunite them with their children and let them free to roam the country where they cut off their ankle bracelets and never return for adjudication.

I'd construct some large desert detention camps and keep them there until they can be prosecuted and deported or heard in request for asylum. Or, have them request immediate deportation if they want.

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Sid Davis Freeze These Wed, 06/27/2018 - 09:47 Permalink

If you commit suicide, is that a humanitarian crisis?

This is something these spics are doing to themselves.  They have created shit holes in their home country and instead of fighting to make things better, they run and illegally enter the US where many of them can't take care of themselves which then requires US citizens be enslaved to the State to provide the funds to take care of these illegals. 

They have committed a crime, just like someone who breaks into your home. Illegal aliens chose to be criminals, and then you say it is a humanitarian crisis that they are caught and detained.  How about the people who are enslaved to pay for these lowlifes. 

I support identifying them when they are caught and then immediately deporting them.  Repeat offenders should be much more harshly dealt with.

This is a crime problem (breaking and entering), not a humanitarian crisis.    

 

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Richard640 BennyBoy Wed, 06/27/2018 - 08:07 Permalink

U CAN THANK THE TRAITORS AT THE ACLU FOR THIS--AS MARK LEVIN SAYS THIS IS NOT ABOUT IMMIGRANTS OR THEIR CHILDREN IT IS ABOUT ADVANCING THE LIBERAL AGENDA WHICH IS TO ABOLISH THE CONSTITUTION AND THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE---AND REPLACE IT WITH SOCIALISM/COMMUNISM--WHICH HAS ALREADY BEEN MOSTLY ACCOMPLISHED WITH THE WELFARE STATE STARTED UNDER PREZ JOHNSON--SUBSIDIZING THE UNWASHED TO HAVE AS MANY BABIES AS POSSIBLE BY AGE 21 AND QUALIFY FOR ALL THE GOODIES SOZE THEY CAN SIT ON THEIR BIG FAT ASSES FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIFE AND RAISE THEIR CRIMMINAL SPAWN...CURIOU, ISN'T IT, HOW THE WHITE PRIVILEGED CLASS IN AMERICA HAVE A DEATH WISH...WTF DO THEY FEEL SO GUILTY ABOUT...

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