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Over the past month, the Trump administration has begun to implement a policy that has reportedly led to the forced separation of hundreds of undocumented immigrant parents from their children after they’ve arrived together at the U.S. border. This followed reports that a pilot program of such a policy had been undertaken between July and November 2017. Democrats have argued that this apparent practice is cruel, heartless, and betrays our nation’s deepest values. The ACLU, meanwhile, has argued in court on behalf of separated immigrant families that such a practice would be—and is—blatantly unconstitutional.
On Wednesday, Dana Sabraw, a federal district court judge in California, issued a stinging rebuke to the government’s request to dismiss the ACLU’s claim under the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment. He also indicated in his opinion that the government would likely be found to be in violation of the due process rights of these immigrant families. Judge Sabraw resoundingly rejected the argument that the Due Process clause of the Fifth Amendment had not been violated. (Sabraw, a George W. Bush appointee, at the same time accepted the government’s motion to dismiss the ACLU’s statutory grounds arguments.)
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee tried to calm some of this anger by having a private conversation with Lancelin. Whatever was said between the two did not last, because Lancelin later interrupted Lee's news conference with a question. "What's going to keep them from escaping here and just moving around? Around Houston, around Trinity Gardens? What's going to keep them behind these gates? Security, really? They can't even control the border," said Lancelin. Lee said she understands residents' concerns, but argues the law prohibits children from being detained with adults and at the current time detention centers along the border, and at military installations, are maxed out. "They are on the floors in facilities that are not child friendly," said Lee. "They are children without their families, they are children." Lee said no decision has been made as to whether Terrell will be used as a temporary shelter, how many children could be housed at the campus or for how long. "They have no status, they have no ability to receive status, they will be deported," said Lee. Lee added that deportation is a process that takes time. "One of our responsibilities is when they are unaccompanied is that they have to be deported to something," said Lee. "I think the main concern that many of us in the federal government have is the fact that we must determine whether there's been human trafficking, rape or abuse because they are underage."
a reply to: seeker1963
but since when is a misdemeanor grounds for losing your child?
Myth DHS has a policy to separate families at the border.
Fact DHS does not have a blanket policy of separating families at the border. However, DHS does have a responsibility to protect all minors in our custody. This means DHS will separate adults and minors under certain circumstances. These circumstances include: 1) when DHS is unable to determine the familial relationship, 2) when DHS determines that a child may be at risk with the parent or legal guardian, or 3) when the parent or legal guardian is referred for criminal prosecution. Familial Relationship – If there is reason to question the claimed familial relationship between an adult and child, it is not appropriate to detain adults and children together. Human Trafficking and Smuggling – If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian of human trafficking or smuggling, DHS detains the adult in an appropriate, secure detection facility, separate from the minor. DHS continues to see instances and intelligence reports indicating minors are trafficked by unrelated adults, posing as a “family” in an effort to avoid detention. Safety Risk – If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian poses a safety risk to the child (e.g. suspected child abuse), it is not appropriate to maintain the adult and child together. Criminal Prosecution – If an adult is referred for criminal prosecution, the adult will be transferred to U.S. Marshals Service custody and any children will be classified as an unaccompanied alien child and transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services custody.
originally posted by: olaru12
The democrats hit the jackpot with this babies in cages issue. It's not going away anytime soon.
Now even fox is going up against the "boss"...
If the media is too stupid to figure this out I imagine that's just business as usual for the MSM.