Instead of Two Years, Trump Has… Six Months: Up To 47,000 Children To Be FOUND — Per The Able USDC Judge Sabraw
April 26, 2019

The able Judge Dana Sabraw held a status conference late yesterday in San Diego. [Jut one of my prior backgrounders is here; re-running the original victory graphics.]

When the dust settled — and it all was over — he entered an order agreeing that two years is entirely too long to wait, to reunify the remaining perhaps 47,000 children. Now we will know, by October 25, 2019 — just exactly how many there are, still being held against their will (under applicable federal immigration law, these minor children are presumed not to have consented to being taken from their parents/guardians).

So, here is the plaintiffs’ request, and the Judge’s order (in full, in green):

. . . .[The plaintiffs requested:]

. . .In the interest of compromise, however, Plaintiffs propose that Defendants substantially complete the identification process within three to six months. Commander White stated at Monday’s meeting that he hoped the task could be completed in far less than 12-24 months and closer to the 3-6 month time-frame proposed by Plaintiffs. Defendants have nonetheless stated that they do not agree to a fixed deadline and want to maintain the 12-24 month time-frame.

Plaintiffs believe that the firm 14 and 30-day deadlines set by the Court during the initial post-June 26 reunification process was critical to the completion of that task, and that had Defendants instead been able to propose their own time frame, the task would have taken considerably longer. Indeed, there can be little doubt that Defendants would not have placed themselves under those 14 and 30-day deadlines. Accordingly, Plaintiffs respectfully request that the Court set a firm deadline of 6 months, but also urge Commander White to finish the task well before 6 months. . . .

Judge Sabraw just ordered:

. . . .As indicated during the conference, the Court orders that the Plan be completed in six months, or by October 25, 2019. A further status conference shall be held on May 17, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., with a Joint Status Report to be filed on or before 3:00 p.m. on May 16, 2019. Signed by Judge Dana M. Sabraw on 4/25/2019. . . .

Now you know. Onward, smiling — with adult kids in town, to enjoy my weekend.