Breaking! They Just Filed A Lawsuit Against President Trump!

Breaking! They Just Filed A Lawsuit Against President Trump!

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a class action lawsuit against the Trump administration over the detention of immigrant teenagers suspected of having gang affiliations.

From The Hill:

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a class action lawsuit against President Trump’s administration over the detention of immigrant teenagers for “unsubstantiated claims of gang affiliation.”


The lawsuit, announced on Friday, targets Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement.

In a press release, the ACLU accuses ICE and the Office of Refugee Resettlement of detaining children and transporting them to detention facilities without notifying their parents or lawyers.

The organization also alleges that ICE is detaining and deporting the immigrant teens “under the guise of a ‘crackdown’ on transnational street gangs” and accuses the federal agency of making arrests based on “unreliable claims of gang affiliation and flawed reports of criminal history.”

“We’re talking about teens who were picked up for play-fighting with a friend, or for showing pride in their home country of El Salvador,” Stephen Kang, an attorney with the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, said in the release. “The Office of Refugee Resettlement is accepting wholesale that young immigrants should be kept behind bars because of what they look like or where they come from.”

The lead plaintiffs in the case are from Suffolk County in Long Island, N.Y., where Trump gave a speech last month vowing to crack down on the MS-13 gang.

Read more: (Link: thehill.com)

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