Skip to comments.Judge orders migrants returned to U.S. in midst of deportation flight
Posted on 08/09/2018 3:40:36 PM PDT by mandaladon
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday ordered an immigrant mother and daughter brought back to the United States after learning during a court hearing that the government had put them on a deportation flight to El Salvador.
The pair were among 12 plaintiffs in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenging changes in asylum policies ordered by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Washington D.C. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan was hearing a request to stay the plaintiffs deportations, when the ACLU learned that two of them were already on a flight to Central America, the civil rights group said.
Upon hearing the news, Sullivan ordered their flight returned and suggested that Sessions could be held in contempt of court, according to the ACLU.
An official from the Department of Homeland Security said in an emailed statement that the agency is complying with the courts order, and upon arrival in El Salvador, the plaintiffs did not disembark and are currently en route back to the United States.
During the hearing, the judge ordered a temporary stay on deporting the nine women and three children who filed the lawsuit, according to a court filing.
The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in the District of Columbia by the ACLU. It challenges a recent tightening on standards for seeking U.S. asylum, which makes it far more difficult for those fleeing domestic or gang violence to win the right to remain in the United States.
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My God these judges are full of themselves. And how and why does their jurisdiction extend to foreign soil and foreign airports?
These unelected judges are RUNNING the country-—what the hell?
Sullivan is a “Holder’s Person” who was appointed by “The Bent One!” Are any of you surprised at his actions?
Why are this government allowing the leftist judges to overrule this admin?
Someone should tell this ridiculous judge that if he wants them back go get them and pay for it yourself.
When will we have enough of the tyranny from the bench that these idiot impose on us?
Will the Judge now Order the Admin bring back everyone ever deported ?
This judge sure doesn’t give a F’ about American citizens. You know, the taxpayers who pay his salary.
I’d bet the farm Obama appointed this asshat.
The Kritarchy has to be reined in. Unfortunately, the President is all alone. No way the Democrats would ever allow this to happen to their agenda.
Judge, what do you mean by "everyone"?
Who is running the show here? I wonder what Trumps aides are doing if anything.
It ticked me off when Bammy ignored the courts and the press stayed silent.
If there is way for a Trump to comply with this rat judicial activist and comply with immigration law (maybe harshly) that would really piss off the left while appealing this ruling ...I’d love to see it.
The rat justices aren’t just overruling Trump, they are overruling the laws, the Constitution and the people.
Drive them from arrival and toss them onto the judges porch. When he answers the door push them inside and nail the door shut.
These judges are overstepping their bounds.
The Clintons would have been OK with Elian staying absent any other factors, but they got a better offer from Fidel.
Don’t give them any ideas........
So what would be the real effect if the plane completed its flight and returned without the deportees? A furious judge is a major threat unless he is neutered. Every time a judge’s order like this one is complied with, it enhances their power and further reduces the ability of the Executive Branch to run the government and defend the country.
“The rat justices arent just overruling Trump, they are overruling the laws, the Constitution and the people.”
Exactly. Destroying what’s left of the rule of law-obliterating the already frayed fabric of our Constitutional republic.
They need to be rounded up in the dead of night and sent to gitmo, too.
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