ACLU Accuses Trump Administration of Separating More Families at Border

The Daily Signal | 7/31/2019 | Staff
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In a court filing on Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union accused the Trump administration of separating nearly 1,000 migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border after a court order to end the practice.

“The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge today to block the Trump administration from continuing to separate hundreds of families in defiance of a previous court order. More than 900 parents and children—including babies—have been separated since the court granted a nationwide injunction over a year ago,” read a Tuesday statement from the ACLU.

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President Donald Trump, facing a media firestorm for his administration’s “zero tolerance” policy against illegal immigration, signed an executive order in June 2018 that essentially ended the separation of children from their parents.

California Federal Judge Dana Sabraw that same month issued a ruling that prohibited most family separations, and called on the government to reunite families that had already been separated.

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Sabraw added that there are situations where child separations are still warranted, such as when a parent or adult guardian poses a risk to the child. Border Patrol agents can adhere to this stipulation if a migrant parent touts a criminal record.

However, the ACLU is claiming that the Trump administration has separated 911 children and babies in the 12 months since the court order and has been able to do so by citing not-so-serious reasons, such as DUIs, forgeries, and mere allegations.

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“Defendants are even separating young children based on such offenses as traffic violations, misdemeanor property damage, and disorderly conduct violations. Some of the...
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