A furious federal judge threatened Thursday to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt after learning that a mother and daughter seeking asylum had been deported and were on a plane to El Salvador.
U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan also blocked the Trump administration from deporting eight other immigrants - now held in detention - who are part of the same lawsuit against the government for allegedly wrongfully rejecting their claims for asylum.
The ACLU asked for a delay on deportation for Carmen and her daughter, as well as 10 other people included the lawsuit who were denied asylum.
U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan was not happy with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday, when he learned that the government was trying to deport a woman and a young girl while their lawyer was literally in the process of arguing their case.
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The lawsuit brought by the ACLU is challenging a recent decision by Sessions to make it almost impossible for victims of domestic violence and gangs to qualify for asylum in the US.
According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Sullivan's order meant the taxpayer wound up paying for a needless round-trip flight. It challenges a recent tightening on standards for seeking US asylum, which makes it far more hard for those fleeing domestic or gang violence to win the right to remain in the United States. An American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)-represented mother-daughter pair, caught crossing the southern border, were being moved in preparation for removal hundreds of miles away in Texas.
The ACLU said the government had on Wednesday assured the court that no plaintiff in the case would be deported before midnight on Thursday.
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DHS did not immediately return Fox News' request for comment, but an official with the department said earlier in a statement, obtained by The Hill, that it was working to comply with the court's order to "turn the plane around".
This woman and her child had fled their home country, seeking asylum from a violent and abusive husband/father. As part of that decision, Sessions said gang and domestic violence in most cases would no longer be grounds for receiving asylum.
"The mere fact that a country may have problems effectively policing certain crimes - such as domestic violence or gang violence - or that certain populations are more likely to be victims of crime, can not itself establish an asylum claim", Sessions wrote at the time.
The ACLU represents 12 people in the suit, including three children, from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, who had entered the USA and sought asylum, but were been denied in a preliminary interview used to establish a "credible fear" of returning home.
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The ACLU is using Carmen's story and the similar experiences of the other immigrants to challenge Sessions' ruling on asylum. In the suit, Grace said her partner of 22 years, and his two gang member sons from another relationship, repeatedly beat and threatened to kill her and her children.