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Mon Mar 11, 2019, 01:28 PM

Court ruling: Trump administration must take responsibility for all children it separated


Court ruling: Trump administration must take responsibility for all children it separated
The lawsuit over family separation grows to encompass up to “thousands” more families separated in 2017 and 2018.
By Dara Linddara@vox.com Mar 11, 2019, 11:50am EDT


A federal judge has declared that the Trump administration is legally responsible for all children who were separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border and placed with relatives or other sponsors after July 1, 2017 — which could amount to “thousands” beyond the 2,800 separations already acknowledged as a result of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of 2017 and 2018.

The order, from Judge Dana Sabraw of the Southern District of California, comes as part of the lawsuit that forced the administration to reunify thousands of separated families in the summer of 2018. That order, however, only applied to reuniting children who were in the custody of the federal government as “unaccompanied minors” at that time.

Sabraw is now expanding the lawsuit to cover children who had already left government custody and been placed in the care of other relatives or sponsors before the reunification order came down.

An inspector general report published in January by the Department of Health and Human Services — which is responsible for the care of unaccompanied minors — estimated that there could be many more such children than the government had acknowledged or that the American Civil Liberties Union, which is leading the lawsuit against the government, had thought.

“The hallmark of a civilized society is measured by how it treats its people and those within its borders,” Sabraw wrote in the Friday night ruling. “That [the Trump administration] may have to change course and undertake additional effort to address these issues does not render modification of the class definition unfair; it only serves to underscore the unquestionable importance of the effort and why it is necessary (and worthwhile).”


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https://www.vox.com/2019/3/11/18240136/family-separation-news-lawsuit-reunite

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babylonsister Mar 2019 OP
Hekate Mar 2019 #1
50 Shades Of Blue Mar 2019 #2
uponit7771 Mar 2019 #5
Volaris Mar 2019 #9
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 2019 #12
niyad Mar 2019 #3
vlyons Mar 2019 #4
gratuitous Mar 2019 #6
tiptonic Mar 2019 #7
NBachers Mar 2019 #8
Volaris Mar 2019 #10
onenote Mar 2019 #11

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 01:30 PM

1. Kick!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 01:32 PM

2. Unfortunately the Trump administration will just ignore this ruling.

Being above the law and all.

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:16 PM

5. +1, what can the judge do when they ignore her?

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 04:03 PM

9. This is the same argument President Jackson made.

He pissed off congress with it to the point that he damn near got himself kicked out of office.

Let's hope the Current Occupant follows suit.

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 05:29 PM

12. the bigger the crime, the lower the consequences

That's what it looks like to me.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 01:37 PM

3. geee, ya think?????

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 01:38 PM

4. I'm not certain if that order is such a good thing

I'm sure the spirit of the ruling meant well. But can the Trump admin be responsible for anything? Anything other than lies, grifting, and screwing up everything it touches? I expect a heap of foot dragging, half-hearted attempts at even the easy low-hanging fruit.

My goodness, I'm not a genius, but even I know that separated kids need to be tracked and accounted for. Need to be fed, clothed, receive medical check-ups, vaccinations, as appropriate, educated, socialized, bathed, exercised, etc etc. Republicans don't give a hoot about that. Shove the kids in a cage somewhere, and get on with making a big splash at the country club.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:20 PM

6. Judge Sabraw has been extraordinarily patient with the administration

It's been more than seven months since the original order was made to the administration to account for the children it had kidnapped and tortured. The situation seems to have only gotten worse, and the administration has made a virtue out of its flouting of the court's order. I know everyone in the Trump administration has been super busy, but maybe it's time the judge focused their attention a little better with some contempt citations?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 03:28 PM

7. Sponsors

What kind of sponsors? How much money is involved? This whole thing has a very bad, smell to it.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 03:49 PM

8. I've had a growing & uneasy feeling that some of these kids've been funneled off to sex traffickers.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 04:05 PM

10. If that's the case, I want the harshest prison terms possible,

Because this was done IN OUR NAME, and that's simply not acceptable.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 04:13 PM

11. Judge Sabraw is a Bush appointee. nt

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