BREAKING: Today we filed a motion to block the Trump administration from continuing to separate families at the border. More than 900 parents and children — including babies — have been separated since the court blocked the cruel policy over a year ago.
— ACLU (@ACLU) July 30, 2019
Defying the law again.
Courtesy fo Huffpo:
The American Civil Liberties Union told a judge Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s administration has separated more than 900 migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border since June 2018, despite a court order for the government to slow down the practice.
In its 200-plus-page filing, the ACLU alleges that the government has separated 911 children by way of a loophole the court allowed for children whose parents had a criminal history or showed signs of disease or neglect.
“The government is systematically separating large numbers of families based on minor criminal history, highly dubious allegations of unfitness, and errors in identifying bona fide parent-child relationships,” the ACLU wrote, asking the judge to clarify what conditions should apply to the exception.
Some of the criteria the government has cited, The Washington Post reported, include a child with an unchanged diaper, a parent with a speech impediment and a parent convicted of causing $5 in property damage.
Jesus! By those standaards almost every parent in the country could lose their child.
I still remember when the GOP identified as “pro-family.”
Or has that always just been “pro-white family?”