Feds Want Onus to Reunite Immigrant Families on ACLU

Attorneys for the federal government revealed for the first time Thursday how it plans to reunite parents deported without their kids under President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, but its plan appears vague and puts the onus on the American Civil Liberties Union to reunite families.

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Border Agents Use Fear to Coerce Immigrants, ACLU Claims

Parents separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border were coerced by border officials into giving up their claims for asylum and other legal protections with the promise that they would see their children again sooner, the American Civil Liberties Union alleged in a second amended complaint filed on Tuesday.

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Constitution

Riverside County, Calif., and its Probation Department unconstitutionally discriminate against children of color through an “astonishingly punitive and ineffective law enforcement program” called the Youth Accountability Team, “treating them like criminals” for “normal, childish behavior” such as being “defiant” or “easily persuaded by peers,” the ACLU claims in a federal class action.

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