(TheProudRepublic.com) – To the detriment of the nation, radical leftists backing unbridled illegal immigration to the United States have just scored a significant legal win as a federal judge has banned the US government from enforcing a Trump-era policy allowing the separation of migrant families for years to come.
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On Friday, US District Judge Dana Sabraw issued a ruling that prohibits the federal government from engaging in family separations solely as a mechanism of border enforcement policy for eight years.
This ruling effectively prevents any potential revival of the zero-tolerance policy adopted under President Donald Trump in 2018.
The decision is a component of a legal settlement reached between the families impacted by the policy during its enactment and the US Justice Department, The Hill informs in a report.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a leftist group, acting as legal representatives for the affected families, heralded Sabraw’s judgment.
“While this settlement alone can’t fix the unfathomable damage done to these children, it does provide hope and support that didn’t exist before,” remarked Lee Gelernt, a spokesperson and litigator for the ACLU.
“But there remains enormous work ahead to implement this settlement, including reuniting the hundreds of children who are still separated from their loved ones after all these years. No family should be forced to go through this nightmare and tragedy ever again,” he elaborated.
The precise count of the affected children and families remains uncertain, but it is estimated that the settlement will encompass 4,500 to 5,000 children.
The agreement entitles the families who were victims of the policy to apply for work authorization in the United States and receive specific benefits related to housing, legal services, and medical care.
Additionally, it mandates ongoing efforts by the federal government for family reunification and establishes procedures for affected families to seek asylum.
Under the terms of the settlement, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are forbidden from carrying out family separations for a period of eight years, with certain exceptions, such as cases of national security and public safety risks.
“This settlement is a critical step toward closing one of the darkest chapters of the Trump administration. Babies and toddlers were literally ripped from their parents’ arms under this horrific practice. Thousands of families were torn apart,” Gelernt argued.