ACLU Profile picture
Jul 9, 2018 3 tweets 2 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
Tomorrow is the deadline for the government to reunite 102 separated children under the age of five with their parents.

Today in court, the Trump administration said just over 50 children would be reunited by the deadline. #FamiliesBelongTogether
It's extremely disappointing the government will not be in full compliance with the court order by tomorrow, but the most important thing is that the court will continue to hold the administration's feet to the fire to get these kids reunited with their parents.
A federal judge has stepped in to manage this mess truly of the Trump administration's making.

Make no mistake, we will hold the administration to account until every single child is reunited with his or her parents. #FamiliesBelongTogether

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with ACLU

ACLU Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @ACLU

Sep 21, 2018
You’re completely wrong, President Trump — about sexual abuse and its reporting.

To all those who are survivors of sexual assault: We hear you and we’re with you.
Facts DO matter. Thread 👇

Rape is the most under-reported crime. 63% of sexual assaults are not reported to police. Only 12% of child sexual abuse is reported to the authorities.
Survivors of sexual assault don’t report because they fear law enforcement will dismiss their claims.…
Read 6 tweets
Aug 16, 2018
Today the government submitted a new plan to locate the hundreds of parents whom it deported without their kids. We've negotiated with them on several fronts, but a huge issue remains 👇
The government is arguing that deported parents and children can only be reunited in their countries of origin.

This means that parents won't be able to resume asylum claims and children may have to forfeit theirs.
This is especially troubling as parents may have been misled or coerced into waiving asylum rights, believing that it would bring back their children faster.
Read 6 tweets
Aug 16, 2018
Let’s have a conversation about ‘honesty.’

Donald Trump is the same president who, as a candidate, told supporters he would “open up our libel laws” to sue journalists. In fact, he promised: “We’re going to have people sue you like you’ve never got sued before.”…
Donald Trump is also the same president who, as a candidate, blacklisted reporters and entire news outlets from campaign events, referred to journalists as scum and slime, and mocked a reporter’s disability.…
Read 11 tweets
Aug 9, 2018
BREAKING: In challenge to Sessions' policy of denying asylum protection to immigrants fleeing domestic violence and gang brutality, the judge blocked the government from deporting our clients as he considers the case.

However, disturbing news came to light during the hearing.
While in court, we found out that the government had deported a client and her young child just hours before, putting their lives at risk.

This directly contradicts the government's commitment to the court that NO ONE would be removed until tomorrow at the earliest.
The judge ordered the government to turn the plane around and bring the asylum-seeking mother and child back to the US.

He said that if the situation wasn't fixed he would consider contempt proceedings — starting with the attorney general.
Read 4 tweets
Jul 25, 2018
The House Committee on Appropriations just advanced a bill today that would increase the DHS’s budget for next year to a total of $51.4 billion, including $5 billion for Trump’s border wall.
If adopted by Congress, this would increase the budget for ICE and CBP — the agencies responsible for family separation and the mass detention and deportation of immigrants.
Today Reps decided that their priority is to continue funding the administration’s war on immigrants using taxpayer dollars to tear families apart, terrorize immigrant communities, and further militarize our border with an ineffective and harmful wall.
Read 4 tweets
Jul 12, 2018
🚨 Update on our family separation case:
The Trump administration failed to meet the deadline to reunite all kids under 5. We’ve asked the court for specific remedies to ensure this does not happen again.

We won't allow the government to waste time. #FamiliesBelongTogether
The administration claims to have reunited 58 children as of today. The government said they would give us notice of a time and place for each reunification so that we could arrange for nonprofits to be onsite to help families and verify reunifications.

That didn't happen.
Not only did the government fail to give notice, we heard reports of troubling situations, including ICE leaving a parent and kids, one of whom is 6 months old, alone at a bus stop.

The government's lack of communication caused hardship for families who have been through enough.
Read 5 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Don't want to be a Premium member but still want to support us?

Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal

Or Donate anonymously using crypto!


0xfe58350B80634f60Fa6Dc149a72b4DFbc17D341E copy


3ATGMxNzCUFzxpMCHL5sWSt4DVtS8UqXpi copy

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!