ACLU Comment on Latest Shocking Revelation about Trump’s Family Separation Practices

October 6, 2020 8:45 pm

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NEW YORK — A New York Times’ story tonight cites a draft government watchdog report that says Trump’s Justice Department was a “driving force” behind the administration’s child family separation practice.

The American Civil Liberties Union had successfully sued and blocked the administration from continuing its cruel practice of ripping children from their parents at the border.

Lee Gelernt is the lead ACLU attorney on this case and had the following reaction to tonight’s report:

“That the Justice Department would not even agree to refrain from separating babies is shocking. This latest report confirms once again that this was easily one of the cruelest immigration practices in the history of this country. This was child abuse, plain and simple.”

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