In its latest display of cruelty and ineptitude, the administration has asserted that the ACLU is responsible for reuniting immigrant families.
Their assertion comes as nearly 500 parents still have not been located by the administration despite the fact that federal Judge Dana Sabraw’s court-mandated deadline for total reunification passed eight days ago.
Thankfully, Sabraw disagreed with the administration and said Friday that the responsibility belongs “100%” to the government.
“The reality is there are still close to 500 parents that have not been located, many of these parents were removed from the country without their child, all of this is the result of the government’s separation and then inability and failure to track and reunite. And the reality is that for every parent who is not located, there will be a permanent orphaned child, and that is 100% the responsibility of the administration.” — Sabraw
While Sabraw agreed that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other human rights organizations would be critical in the reunification efforts, he ruled that ACLU lawyers could not be held responsible for reunification since they were not the ones who separated the families to begin with.
Sabraw also ordered the administration to appoint one to two officials to oversee the process and act as a single point of command and communication, as well as ordering the administration to submit a detailed plan for their process of reunifying all the remaining families.
“In reviewing the status report it appears that only 12 or 13 of close to 500 parents have been located, which is just unacceptable at this point.” — Sabraw
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