Jeff Sessions stepped away from Russiagate, but Sessions has no problem with defying a judge
The court judges were coldly disappearing undocumented immigrants seeking sanctuary and asylum. Every trick in the book was used, to deport the prisoners. Quick, and very dirty maneuvers, were exposed as cruel.
Jeff Sessions broke a promise not to deport a mother and daughter fleeing gang and domestic violence in El Salvador until the judge had a chance to rule on their case.
JUDGE CALLS GOVERNMENT’S DEPORTATION OF MOM AND CHILD BEFORE HEARING ‘UNACCEPTABLE.’ LAWSUIT BROUGHT BY ACLU AND CENTER FOR GENDER & REFUGEE STUDIES
AUGUST 9, 2018
WASHINGTON — A federal court has blocked the deportation of immigrants fleeing domestic violence and gang brutality who brought a lawsuit filed Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union and Center for Gender & Refugee Studies.
The ACLU was in court today successfully seeking an emergency stay of removal for plaintiffs — many of whom are women fleeing extreme sexual and gang violence. New “expedited removal” policies put forth by Attorney General Jeff Sessions instruct asylum officers to “generally” deny such claims, undermining the fundamental human rights of women and contradicting decades of settled domestic and international law.
During yesterday's hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, word came that the government had put a mother and her daughter who are plaintiffs in this case on a deportation flight to Central America — despite assurances in open court just yesterday that no plaintiff would be deported before midnight.
(They attempted to sneak a mother and child out of the country in the early morning hours.)
(Defying the orders from judges worked well for Sessions, deporting undocumented immigrants out of the country before a court date, made the rights of immigrants moot.)
The lead ACLU attorney Jennifer Chang Newell, who was participating in the court hearing via phone from her office in California, received an email during the hearing that said the mother and daughter were being deported.
During a brief recess, she told her colleagues the pair had been taken from a family detention center in Dilley, Tex., to the airport in San Antonio for a morning flight.
After being informed of the situation, Sullivan granted the ACLU’s request to delay deportations for Carmen and the other plaintiffs until the lawsuit is decided, and ordered the government to “turn the plane around."
Justice Department attorney Erez Reuveni said he had not been told the deportation was happening that morning and could not confirm the whereabouts of Carmen and her daughter. The ACLU said later that government attorneys informed them after the hearing that the pair was on a flight to El Salvador.
Judge issued orders, and Jeff Sessions was defiant.
DC District Judge Emmet Sullivan agreed with the American Civil Liberties Union that the immigrants they are representing in a federal lawsuit should not be deported while their cases are pending.
(Who followed Jeff Sessions's orders, and put the mother and child on the jet ?)
"Oh, I want those people brought back forthwith. ... I'm not asking, I'm ordering," Sullivan said upon learning what had happened, which Justice Department attorney Erez Reuveni confirmed, according to a transcript of the hearing.
(It is not legal, but Jeff Sessions will do it, anyway.)
"This is pretty outrageous," Sullivan said, "Somebody in pursuit of justice in a United States court is just — is spirited away while her attorneys are arguing for justice for her?"
12 people were part of the court case, but Jeff Sessions disappeared four of them.
(Jeff Sessions decided that protecting people from murder from gangs or violent domestic partners was not America's responsibility. In line with Trump's hostility toward the press and media, journalists are deported, though their lives are in danger.
The case of Carmen and J.A.C.F. demonstrates the cruelty of Sessions’ decision in June to unilaterally overturn a Board of Immigration Appeals ruling that had granted domestic violence survivors the opportunity to apply for asylum on the basis of persecution for “membership in a particular social group.” That board had determined in 2014 that women in a certain country who are unable to leave abusive relationships counted as such a group for asylum seeking purposes, but Sessions’ overturned that decision.
Trump and Jeff Sessions have gone beyond legal approaches to deport undocumented immigrants, because there were not enough blocks to gaining asylum.
Trump is attempting to add another block.
The White House recently sent a proposal to the Office of Management and Budget for review that would allow the Department of Homeland Security to deny an immigrant a green card or citizenship because they have used welfare programs.
(Half-assed effort, based on half-baked plan, results in children falling through the cracks. Yeah, the safety and well being of children, women, or men has fuck-all to do with I.C.E. raids. It was a cluster-fuck. Like Good Nazis, I.C.E follows orders, and gets their sadistic jollies,too.)
I.C.E has run out of easy pickings provided by public documents of law abiding immigrants, and racist snitches. They are now raiding businesses, on the off-chance that some workers are not legal citizens.
Dozens of agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations surrounded businesses suspected of illegally employing undocumented immigrants while cheating them out of wages in both Nebraska and Minnesota. The agents executed arrest warrants for 17 people connected to the alleged conspiracy “to exploit alien laborers for profit, fraud, wire fraud and money laundering,” ICE said in a statement.
As is the usual practice, I.C.E told lies. Why follow the law, or tell the truth, when the White House breaks the law ?