Monday, July 16, 2018

BREAKING, READ: ACLU Tells Court "Increasing Rumors" Government Plans "Mass Deportation" Of Separated Parents

(UPDATE, 12:45pm: District Court Judge Paul Friedman ordered the government this afternoon to begin to immediately "facilitate" daily calls between separated parents and children, as well as weekly calls between the child's case manager and the separated parent. The D.C. District Court judge indicated he was piggy-backing on his colleague's orders in the separate California case. Judge Friedman's Order is below.)

The ACLU says there are "persistent and increasing rumors" that the Trump Administration refuses to deny "that mass deportations may be carried out imminently and immediately upon
reunification." The group is asking U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw to issue a Temporary Restraining Order preventing such deportations until the issues may be decided in court.

The emergency motion comes after telephonic conferences Friday night and Monday morning. The ACLU notes that the Government told the Court Friday that it believes the Judge does not have the right to prevent the deportation of the parents - either before or after reunification.

Here is the Motion filed this a.m.:

Yesterday, the Government filed a new plan for reunifying the children separated from their parents at or near the U.S./Mexico border.

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