JUST IN: 17 States and DC Sue Trump Admin Over Separation of Illegal Alien Families at Border
On Tuesday, Attorneys General from seventeen states and D.C. sued the Trump administration over separation of illegal alien families at the US-Mexico border.
This is the first legal challenge over this practice.
Fox News reported:
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Seattle, is the first legal challenge by states over the practice.
The states which joined the lawsuit are California, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington. All have Democratic attorneys general.
“The administration’s practice of separating families is cruel, plain and simple,” New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said in an emailed statement. “Every day, it seems like the administration is issuing new, contradictory policies and relying on new, contradictory justifications. But we can’t forget: the lives of real people hang in the balance.”
Trump signed an executive order last week that was designed to end the separations under his “zero tolerance” policy, which prosecutes all adults who come to the U.S. illegally.
However, the lawsuit claims the order is riddled with caveats and fails to reunite parents and children who have already been torn apart. They accuse the administration of denying the parents and children due process; denying the immigrants, many of whom are fleeing gang violence in Central America, their right to seek asylum; and being arbitrary in applying the policy.
Over 500 children have already been reunited with their families and the Trump administration is working to reunite the other 2,000 children with family members.
Fake news media latched onto a new narrative recently since the Trump-Russia hoax is running dry.
The Obama administration detained children and kept them in cages wrapped in foil and nobody cared.
President Trump is applying the law in order to reduce illegal immigration and the left is losing their minds.
The truth is most illegal alien minors show up to the US border by themselves after smugglers drop them off:
Kirstjen Nielsen: So I want to be clear on a couple things. The vast majority, vast, vast, majority of the children who are in the care of HHS right now, 10,000 of the 12,000, were sent here alone by their parents. That’s when they were separated. Somehow we’ve conflated everything.
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