Clinton-Appointed Judge Blocks Deportation of 8 Asylum Seekers – Suggests AG Sessions Could be Held in Contempt
US District Judge Emmet Sullivan
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, a Bill Clinton appointee blocked the deportation of 8 asylum seekers on Thursday.
The activist judge actually ordered the airplane carrying the deportees to be rerouted back to the United States–then suggested Attorney General Jeff Sessions could be held in contempt for the deportation order!
A federal judge on Thursday blocked the deportation of eight asylum seekers who claimed to have experienced domestic violence or gang threats in their home countries.
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan said in court Thursday that it was unacceptable that the Trump administration had placed plaintiffs in the case — a mother and daughter — on a flight to Central America, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which represents the asylum seekers.
Sullivan, an appointee of President Bill Clinton, ordered the plane apparently carrying the family to be rerouted back to the United States, the ACLU said in a related statement.
The Washington, D.C.-based judge also suggested that Attorney General Jeff Sessions could be held in contempt over the deportation, according to the ACLU.
In June, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced domestic violence and gang violence no longer qualify as sufficient reasons to grant asylum to immigrants.
In a speech to immigration judges, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, “It will be your duty to carry out this ruling.”
“Asylum was never meant to alleviate all problems, even all serious problems, that people face every day all over the world,” Sessions said.
So now because of a lawsuit filed by the anti-American ACLU with the help of a Bill Clinton-appointed judge, the US Attorney General is being overridden.