Federal judge’s smackdown of Trump, Sessions, Homeland Security, ‘separation policy’ sets them all scrambling
A huge development late yesterday is going to have an immediate and drastic impact on the Trump Administration’s vindictive “family separation” immigrant policy:
A judge in California on Tuesday ordered U.S. border authorities to reunite separated families within 30 days, setting a hard deadline in a process that has so far yielded uncertainty about when children might again see their parents.
If children are younger than 5, they must be reunified within 14 days of the order issued Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego. Sabraw, an appointee of President George W. Bush, also issued a nationwide injunction on future family separations, unless the parent is deemed unfit or doesn’t want to be with the child. It also requires the government to provide phone contact between parents and their children within 10 days.
More than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents in recent weeks and placed in government-contracted shelters — hundreds of miles away, in some cases — under a now-abandoned policy toward families caught illegally entering the U.S.
Just yesterday, prejudiced tool Jefferson Beauregard Sessions was joking about splitting up refugee families. It did not go over well…
Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton has hit out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “indecency” after he made a joke about the Trump administration’s family separation policy. Sessions cracked the gag while speaking to a room full of lawyers at an event held by a conservative criminal justice organization on Tuesday.
Responding to criticism of the “zero tolerance” policy that has seen as many as 2,300 immigrant families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border since it launched it May, Sessions quipped that “lunatic fringe” Democrats who live in gated communities would be “too happy to have you arrested and separated from your family” if you “try to scale the fence” surrounding their homes.
You want to know what indecency and incivility sound like? People laughing and applauding at the “joke” about forcibly separating parents from their children. https://t.co/4A81UKymPY
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) June 26, 2018
You can be sure the Confederate laughing boy isn’t playing Henny Youngman now.
Given that it seems the logistics of the “separation policy” look to be intentionally chaotic, Trump and his bigoted cadre have not been left with a whole lot of time to complay. Judge Sadraw is not messing around.
[T]he judge’s ruling in the family separation case raises the stakes on an issue that had already become an intensely difficult political crisis for Mr. Trump. The president last week issued an executive order seeking to bring family separations to an end, but saying little about reuniting families.
The American Civil Liberties Union had filed a lawsuit to stop the separations before the president’s executive order. In his order, Judge Sabraw said that children may be separated at the border only if the adults with them present an immediate danger to the children.
He also said that adults may not be deported from the United States without their children.
Expect Trump, Sessions, and everyone else in the Dotard Regime who hates brown people to angrily lash out, fight the ruling, and drag their feet — because that’s the way they roll.