Yesterday, Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered the return of a mother and daughter who had been deported despite a temporary stay of deportations.
The Salvadoran family is involved in a pending lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against Seasions’ policies, which, as a general rule, usually requires one to remain in the country.
“This is pretty outrageous. That someone seeking justice in U.S. court is spirited away while her attorneys are arguing for justice for her?” — Sullivan
The mother and daughter actually arrived in El Salvador, but were turned around by authorities and immediately returned to Texas.
The highly questionable decision to deport the mother and daughter despite their court proceedings comes 15 days after the administration missed the court-mandated deadline to reunify all immigrant families it has separated.
The administration has admitted that 559 children remain separated from their parents or guardian.
In a failed attempt to relieve themselves of responsibility, the administration recently tried to pawn off responsibility for reuniting immigrant families to the ACLU.
The attempt to deport this mother and her daughter back to El Salvador is a disturbing indication that the administration will be unable to reunite families properly and that it may resort to the most debasing means possible of covering up their failure: simple deportation.
Iron Triangle Press will continue to follow this story.