Appeals court rules Trump can't withhold funds from 'sanctuary' cities but drops nationwide injunction. A federal appeals court decided 2-1 Wednesday that the Trump administration may not withhold federal funds from immigrant-friendly “sanctuary” cities and counties. Source 9l.
Trump administration says ACLU — not government — should find deported parents. The Trump administration is under a court order to reunite more than 2,500 children separated from their parents at the border, but Justice lawyers say advocacy groups should be responsible for finding parents who were deported. Source 7j.
I did not know it was the ACLU that separated the families at the border, maybe it was "Fake news" for our ignorance on not knowing who runs the country or maybe someone ignorant is running the country.
International Level: Politician / Political Participation: 142 14.2%
The cost of xenophobia in Trump's America. Trump's plan to prohibit spouses of foreign workers from holding employment will have dire economic and human costs. Source 3b.
'Pretty outrageous': Federal judge blasts U.S., orders plane carrying deported mother and daughter to turn around. An angry federal judge ordered a plane carrying a mother and her daughter to turn around and head back to United States, hours after being whisked away by U.S. Authorities before a court hearing on their deportation status could be finished. Source 3q.
What a waste of tax payer's money. This will only be worth it if there is reason for them to be in America otherwise it comes off as a judge just being technical. Still, if there is a court hearing they should not have deported them so this is all wrong in so many ways.
International Level: Activist / Political Participation: 35 3.5%
Trump administration agrees to give separated families another shot at seeking asylum. Children who were separated at the border from their families will get to present their claims for asylum, and many of their parents will get a second chance to assert theirs, under an agreement reached with the Trump administration late Wednesday. Source 9j.
Two migrant children died in Border Patrol custody this month. Warning signs were documented long before their deaths. The deaths of Jakelin Caal, 7, and Felipe Gómez Alonzo, 8, prompted an outcry from immigration activists, politicians and human rights groups and raised questions about Trump administration policies that have separated children from parents and filled detention centers. This week, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced "A series of extraordinary protective measures," adding health screenings and more medical professionals for migrant children. But concerns about migrant children becoming sick were far from new. Allegations of mistreatment of children, from families apprehended by Border Patrol agents, were included in a raft of legal filings in August 2018. Ref. USAToday.