Under the pressure from the ACLU and A Federal Judge in a lawsuit?
The Trump administration seems to have cut a deal to give families that have had children separation issues will get their request denied looked at a second time…
I wrote ‘seems’….
We’ll have to wait to see what Trump’s trusty assistant Stephen Miller cooks up in reaction to this….
Several actions from Miller , the DOJ and Homeland have been done to slow or stop actions needed to process immigrants and refugees….
This has resulted in an increased number of families with children kept in ‘detention camps’….
Under that policy, first-time adult offenders, including asylum seekers, were remanded to the Department of Justice over a misdemeanor that previous administrations had opted not to prosecute.
Any children brought across the border were separated from their parents, deemed to be “unaccompanied,” and detained by the Department of Health and Human Services in separate facilities sometimes hundreds of miles from their parents.
The policy resulted in over 2,500 family separations and a political headache for the administration. A federal judge ordered the administration reunite the families, but as of last week, more than 400 of those children remain separated and in HHS custody.
“Our government forcibly ripped children from the arms of asylum-seeking parents, and then asked them, debilitated by trauma, all by themselves, unrepresented by lawyers, to articulate complex legal claims without any support or accommodation,” Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg, legal director of the Immigrant Advocacy Program at the Legal Aid Justice Center in Virginia, said in a statement.
The Legal Aid Justice Center represents the plaintiffs in one of the cases covered by the settlement, Dora v. Sessions.
The agreement needs the approval of a federal judge, and only covers individuals represented in the three lawsuits brought against the government.
If the settlement is approved, the lawsuits will be dropped, although the judge will continue to supervise the execution of the agreement….