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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:58 PM

Immigrant families separated by US sue for millions in damages

Source: The Hill

Eight immigrant families separated under the Trump administration's immigration policies filed claims Monday for millions of dollars in damages for what a lawyer called “inexplicable cruelty” that left lasting damage, according to the Associated Press.

The claims detail psychological after-effects of the family separations, including a 7-year-old girl who will not sleep without her mother and a 6-year-old boy who is reluctant to eat.

Stanton Jones, a lawyer for the families, said his clients were entitled to monetary damages because of the government’s “inexplicable cruelty.”

“The government was harming children intentionally to try to advance what it viewed as a policy objective,” Jones said, according to AP. “It’s heinous and immoral, but it’s also a civil wrong for which the law provides a claim for relief.”

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BY CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO - 02/11/19 06:31 PM EST


Read more: https://thehill.com/latino/429506-immigrant-families-separated-by-us-sue-for-millions-in-damages

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Reply Immigrant families separated by US sue for millions in damages (Original post)
Eugene Feb 11 OP
gtar100 Feb 11 #1
MurrayDelph Feb 11 #8
McKim Feb 11 #2
vlyons Feb 11 #3
BigmanPigman Feb 11 #5
notdarkyet Feb 11 #9
Evolve Dammit Feb 11 #4
groundloop Feb 11 #6
Turbineguy Feb 11 #7
RAAD2 Feb 11 #10
TNNurse Feb 11 #11
Volaris Feb 11 #13
trueblue2007 Feb 11 #12
struggle4progress Feb 12 #14

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:16 PM

1. Should come directly out of the pockets of tRump and every

person who supports this inhumane republican policy. The degenerates who applaud separating children from their parents will, unfortunately, not die off fast enough. What awful people.

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Response to gtar100 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:27 PM

8. They should seize all assets

of Trump organizations worldwide, sell them off, and give the money to RAICES and Amnesty International to coordinate a program of undoing the harm this <sufficiently-insulting-word-not-available> has done to the world.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:44 PM

2. This Makes Me So Happy!

Our neighborhood just helped us get our landscaper out of an ICE prison a couple of weeks ago.
I have been at demonstrations at the ICE office in my city. This is GREAT news! They should win, this is kidnapping and child abuse. Will parents have to resort to tattooing their children before coming here for asylum????

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:48 PM

3. Well it's about time!

Surprised there hasn't been a massive class action law suit.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:57 PM

5. There should be, and those specific individuals who

planned this for over 1 1/2 years should be the ones sued (Nielson, Miller, Kelly, the fucking moron, etc).

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Response to vlyons (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:28 PM

9. Me too. Has to happen.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:54 PM

4. I wish they all had access to counsel

The damage is irreparable to these children and families. For seeking legal asylum. This is minimally criminal child abuse and orchestrated criminal neglect. I hope the lawyers prevail and attract others to assist. Meanwhile, I hope El Paso and Beto send a strong message to wake up the reachable America to this outrage that Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and associates have unleashed. Subpoena any that formulated, and Nielson for implementing. Morally bankrupt and disgraceful, all of them that enabled this travesty.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:01 PM

6. Unfortunately this will cost the perpetrators of these crimes NOTHING

Yes, I wholeheartedly agree that these families deserve significant reparations for the crimes that were committed against them and their children. It's unfortunate, though, that the American taxpayer will be footing the bill and not Tiny or any of the others who are responsible for this and who have quite likely profited.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:14 PM

7. Send the bill to the GOP.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:42 PM

10. Make Trump Pay - He Is The Only One Benefitting From Said Cruelty

 

25 million. Same amount he had to pay the people scammed by Trump U.

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Response to RAAD2 (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:48 PM

11. Oh, I believe many are making money from this.

Those privately run shelters and everyone involved are making money.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:03 PM

13. Yep. by the time the SC actually gets this and hopefully shuts it down...

This will be a billion-dollar damages case.
Let the prison companies and Trump for President, LLC pay this bill.

I know that won't happen, but a boy can dream.
Really, my dream is that after Trump is convicted, he has to repay to the treasury every thin dime he has grifted.

Between that and what his wife will take in the divorce , even if he is free, he will be broke as fuck living on welfare he will be denied because of a drug addiction (Adderall).

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:59 PM

12. i hope the thousands of people harmed sue

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:44 AM

14. Another sad example of the GOP's fiscal irresponsibility

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