“And… The Survey Says” The US Government — Under Trump’s Express Direction — Is Still Violating US And International Law.

It simply must be noted that the Trump agministration is willfully violating federal court orders, and applicable US and international law, to this very morning.

Dr. King — were he still here today — would be among those working at these detention facilities — for change; for the rule of law; and for basic human decency. Here is a bit from the latest [NYC-based] plaintiffs’ lawyers [an eight page filing, in the USDC in San Diego], overnight:

. . . .The key facts that lawyers and advocates for the children were able or unable to learn are summarized below.

Fact of Separation: In 91% of cases, the caseworker or FFS knew that the child had been separated; in 9% of cases, the caseworker or FFS did not know about the separation until the LSP or child advocate shared this information.

Identity of Separated Parent: In 68% of cases, the caseworker or FFS did not share the name or A-number of the separated parent with the LSP or child advocate; in 27% of cases, the caseworker or FFS shared both the parent’s name and A-number; in 5% of cases, the caseworker or FFS shared either the parent’s name or A-number. Location of Separated Parent: In 70% of cases, the caseworker or FFS did not share the location of the separated parent; in 30% of cases the caseworker or FFS did share this information.

Contact Information for Separated Parent: In 89% of cases, the caseworker or FFS did not share contact information for the separated parent; in 11% of cases, the caseworker or FFS did share this information.

Lawyers for the Separated Parent: In only one case did the FFS or caseworker share the name and contact information of the federal defender for a separated parent; in only two cases did the caseworker or FFS share the name and contact information of the parent’s immigration lawyer.

Basis for the Separation: In 71% of cases, the caseworker or FFS did not share information about the basis for the separation; in 29% of cases, the caseworker or FFS did share such information. . . .

Reunification: Only 19 survey respondents indicated that reunification planning was under way for the child in question at the time the respondent completed the survey. Only 11 respondents answered the question about whether the FFS or caseworker advised them of the reunification plan in advance, and 6 of the 11 (55%) reported no advance warning. . . .

This. Is. Deplorable. Hearing again scheduled on this, on Friday — in San Diego. We will cover it.

And separately, the odious Texas Governor — Abbott — has been enjoined from making his state the first to “unwelcome” refugees. The Trump order purporting to allow such nonsense. . . is now enjoined, nationwide — and here’s the full published opinion of 31 pages.

नमस्ते

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