June 7, 2018

THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL BRUTALITY IS THE POINT OF THE POLICY:

Judge Calls Trump's Border Separations of Children `Brutal' (Erik Larson, June 6, 2018, Bloomberg)

U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego on Wednesday denied a motion to dismiss the suit, in which the American Civil Liberties Union argues that splitting up families at the border violates their due process rights.

The practice, spearheaded by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, caused widespread outrage after images of children in detention centers circulated on social media. The government argues separations are necessary to properly prosecute adults who cross into the U.S. illegally, while activists say children are being used as pawns in an informal policy intended to deter migrants.

"These allegations sufficiently describe government conduct that arbitrarily tears at the sacred bond between parent and child," the judge wrote. The conduct, if true, "is brutal, offensive, and fails to comport with traditional notions of fair play and decency."

Posted by at June 7, 2018 3:55 AM

  

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