Federal judge ordered plane flying deported asylum seeking immigrant mother and her child to turn around and come back.

By | 2018-08-10T11:08:11+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Categories: News, News2|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments


Courtesy of NBC News:

In a federal courtroom in Washington on Thursday, a judge heard about something the Trump administration had just done that clearly angered him. The government, he learned, had deported an immigrant mother and daughter who are plaintiffs in the lawsuit the judge was hearing over asylum restrictions.

So the judge did something highly unusual: He demanded the administration turn around the plane carrying the plaintiffs to Central America and bring them back to the United States. And he ordered the government to stop removing plaintiffs in the case from the country who are seeking protection from gang and domestic violence.

The U.S. district judge, Emmet Sullivan, of the District of Columbia, was presiding over a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and Center for Gender and Refugee Studies on Tuesday. He had earlier been assured by the government in open court that no plaintiffs in the suit would be deported before midnight Friday.

A Department of Homeland Security official said the agency is “complying with the court’s order, and upon arrival in El Salvador, the plaintiffs will not disembark and will be promptly returned to the United States.”

According to the ACLU lawyer, the asylum seeker was specifically seeking asylum to escape gang violence in her country and said that she was in danger of being raped, beaten, or even killed.

Personally, I would love to see Sessions face a contempt charge.

Coul you even imagine the type of tweet storm that would elicit?  

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4 Comments

  1. Anonymous August 10, 2018 at 3:14 am - Reply

    Sessions and Nielsen for starters. They are nothing if not contemptible. What kind of country deports the plaintiffs in a human rights case? Would Steven Segal know?

  2. Anonymous August 10, 2018 at 7:53 am - Reply

    They seem to forget that the USA helped create the mess in Central America by sending in the CIA and backing the wrong dictator (as usual)

  3. anonymous August 10, 2018 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    ““Katy, this is, I’m stunned — absolutely stunned — as somebody that worked for the Justice Department for 35 years, been involved in the field for 45 years.”

    “I am stunned, just stunned, just stunned,” he repeated.

    “I think Sessions definitely should be held in contempt and ultimately he can go to jail and that’s exactly where he belongs,” Judge Schmidt concluded.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/jeff-sessions-charged-contempt-go-jail-belongs-former-top-doj-official/

  4. anon August 11, 2018 at 7:57 am - Reply

    https://slate.com/technology/2018/08/immigrant-children-abuse-drugged-shiloh-treatment-center.html

    ” Unaccompanied immigrant children first arrived at the Shiloh Treatment Center in 2009, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting”
    “For weeks now, this misuse of psychiatric medications has been cited as a prime example of the White House’s “despicable,” “reprehensible,” “inhumane and unconscionable” border policies. “President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance policy stands to create a zombie army of children forcibly injected with medications,” said the article from the Center for Investigative Reporting that first brought the allegations to light. “The president has to be ordered not to give children psychotropic drugs, but I’m the one that’s tripping?”
    “the full scale of the problem, which affects not just immigrants but kids throughout the nation’s child welfare system. The court exhibits from the recent lawsuit suggest a scene out of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: In addition to receiving forced injections of antipsychotic drugs to calm them down, former residents say they were dosed with as many as nine different pills at a time without being told what they were taking or why. These medications were allegedly prescribed without consulting the children’s parents or their other adult relatives or otherwise securing a court order. Children who refused to swallow their pills, the lawsuit says, were physically made to do so or were coerced in other ways. “They told me … that the only way I could get out of Shiloh was if I took the pills,” >polypharmacy

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