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ACLU Sues Trump Over Arrests of Immigrant Teens

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As more of Trump's regime get comfortable in their new positions of power for which they have little-to-no qualification, they find new ways to implement the heinous ideas they believe they are empowered to undertake.  They spend every day crafting and implementing policies with destructive consequences for our country, our world and our future.

Fortunately, organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) continue to fight on behalf of The People, seeking to minimize or delay the impacts of these terrible actions and policies to the extent possible.  In early August, the ACLU filed a class action lawsuit against Trump and his administration over the illegal detention of immigrant teenagers for “unsubstantiated claims of gang affiliation.”

...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 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 ACLU class action lawsuit seeks the release of the teens who are the plaintiffs in the case as well as an injunction to prevent the government from further detaining immigrant children without cause.

The ACLU keeps fighting for us and we should support they and other organizations who will prevent Trump and the Republican majority from achieving their goals.

The ACLU has launched numerous lawsuits against Trump’s administration since he took office, suing over Trump’s travel ban and challenging the legality of his voter fraud commission.

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