In the aftermath of the Trump administration’s policy of separating illegal alien children and adults at the border to be sent to different detention centers, many of the families (or not, who knows?) are still not reunited. The ACLU has filed a class-action lawsuit against the administration over the separations.
During the court proceedings, the administration told the judge that reunification was not something the administration should be concerned with, as it had simply enforced the law and was not obligated to reunite foreign nationals in other countries. In the court filing, the Justice Department wrote, “Plaintiffs’ counsel should use their considerable resources and their network of law firms, NGOs, volunteers, and others, together with the information that defendants have provided (or will soon provide), to establish contact with possible class members in foreign countries.”
In other words, if you want to keep these illegal alien families together so badly, do it yourself, ACLU.
The ACLU fired back, claiming that the Trump administration “must bear the ultimate burden of finding the parents” due to its “unconstitutional separation practice.” The Justice Department, rightly, sees no obligation that it has to foreign criminals, and does not accept the assertion that the policy was unconstitutional. Federal judge Dana Sabraw previously ruled that the administration must reunite all illegal alien families by July 26, a decision the administration ignored. If the ACLU really cared about unconstitutionality, it would go after Sabraw for his judicial overreach. Of course, this isn’t about the Constitution or the rule of law, it’s about getting as many people from the Third World into America as possible. Thankfully the Trump administration is standing up to Sabraw and the ACLU and refusing to do their dirty work.