The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Judge threatens to hold Sessions in contempt after attempted deportation of migrant woman | TheHill

U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan granted a request from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for an emergency order to halt the expedited removal of immigrants seeking asylum from domestic abuse and gang violence after he learned the government had put a plaintiff in the case and her daughter on a flight to Central America.

The ACLU, which is challenging Sessions's decision to no longer grant asylum to the victims of domestic abuse and gang violence, said the government had assured the court on Wednesday no plaintiff in the case would be deported before midnight.


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