July 10, 2018

"The government said on Tuesday that it would release hundreds of migrant families wearing ankle bracelet monitors into the United States..."

"... effectively returning to the 'catch and release' policy that President Trump promised to eliminate. Faced with a pair of court orders restricting immigration detentions, federal officials said they could not hold all of the migrant families who were apprehended at the southwestern border. They said their hands were tied by dueling requirements to release children from detention after 20 days and also keep them with their parents or other adult relatives...."

The NYT reports.

47 comments:

Jack Wayne said...

It’s wonderful how the judges are constantly looking out for all Americans.

Jon Ericson said...

Bolt cutters.

The Vault Dweller said...

For all the talk from people about President Trump is a threat to our democratic norms, and a tyrant in waiting. He seems to be complying with a lot of court orders that many would view as overly expansive for a district court to order on a universal basis.

Jason said...

One of them will eventually commit a violent crime, giving Trump a Willie Horton of his own to pin on Democrats and giving him a nice visual to run ads with.

AJ Lynch said...

Apparently, we let a Chinese couple immigrate here, they had a daughter named Judge Dolly Gee, and presto chango, we can't enforce our borders or our immigration laws.

Bay Area Guy said...

Impeach both judges!

Curious George said...

"Jason said...
One of them will eventually commit a violent crime, giving Trump a Willie Horton of his own to pin on Democrats and giving him a nice visual to run ads with."

Eventually?

Lucien said...

Feels like Trump is grudgingly complying with nation-wide injunctions issued by select judges who were carefully venue-shopped, as opposed to "returning to a policy he vowed to eliminate." But the New York Times will be the New York Times and must frame this as Trump going back on a vow.

As the Vault Dweller says, Trump has been surprisingly compliant with court orders for a Hitleresque dictator.

I'm hoping that the administration will now take Justice Thomas up on his offer to have the Supreme Court review the legality of district court judges issuing nationwide injunctions.

Michael Fitzgerald said...

Great news: Hundreds of boys- and their families- are now out of the American death camps!

Jon Ericson said...

¡Bienvenido a California! Pedro se quitará los grilletes.

Mike Sylwester said...

Are ankle bracelets being put on children?

If not, then they will disappear in the USA when necessary.

How will we deport the parents if we cannot find their children when necessary?

Mike Sylwester said...

The good news is that Trump will run on the immigration issue again in 2020 and will win again on that issue.

The Democrats intend to run on their advocacy of sanctuary cities for illegal aliens.

DanTheMan said...

If only there was some sort of barrier-like thing on the border preventing them from getting into the country at all...


Of course, if there was, some judge would rule that everybody on the other side had a right to be on this side...

Lucien said...

FWIW Dolly Gee isn’t much better on ordinary civil matters either.

Mike Sylwester said...

The Democrats will resist every effort to prevent this invasion across our southern border.

Their resistance will have political consequences for them in 2020 -- maybe already in 2018.

Mike Sylwester said...

As long as the Democrats persist in preventing illegal immigration, no Democrat will be elected US President, and so Republican Presidents will continue to nominate US Supreme Court justices.

Narayanan Subramanian said...

Obama used EO to avoid enforcing law and stealth hide reality.

Trump enforces and lets judges tell him to back off.

Transparent is good. Discussion is good.
Future is faced with eyes wide open.

rhhardin said...

I don't see why you can't tether them with leashes to yard-installed dog tie-outs. It's not a cage.

Gahrie said...

This why we need to build a wall.

narciso said...

Yes like the late judge Reinhardt she doesn't read the law either:

http://dailycaller.com/2018/07/10/michael-flynn-lobbying

Sebastian said...

The question is, do we want to have a country or not?

Darrell said...

Inject them with tracking chips, while you're at it.
Dogs and cats don't mind.

Big Mike said...

Darrell’s right.

Paul said...

Why not release them on some kind of island off the coast. We have several not far from the USA. Patrol boats and have housing there.

Gitmo comes into mind.

Jon Ericson said...

Bienvenido a Texas! Pedro realizará una cirugía menor.

Henry said...

This was the inevitable endgame, as I predicted.

The Godfather said...

Trump must thank God (whether he really believes in Him or not) for Democrat judges. He wasn't able to impose his promised "Muslim ban", but the Democrat judges made his very limited EO on vetting immigrants from several failed/failing states look to his supporters like a Muslim Ban. He said he would eliminate "catch and release" for illegal immigrants, but the Democrat judges have said he can't do that. All that's needed now is for a Democrat judge to rule that the Border Wall can't be built without an Environmental Impact Study, and Trump will have clear sailing for re-election in 2020.

johnhenry100 said...

I don't know how effective the ankle bracelets will be. Bolt cutters, as someone said.

OTOH, it is better than the old catch and release policy without the ankle bracelets. So that is something, at least.

I think the real solution is bring a bunch of judges out of retirement, set up a bunch of courts and do same day asylum processing.

The ones who do not qualify, send them, and the children, back that same night.

John Henry

pacwest said...

Would I be deplorable to suggest exploding bracelets?

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Were ankle bracelets used on the people released in the past? If so, what percentage of the people showed up for their hearings, what percentage of those that didn't were found thanks to the ankle bracelet, and for what percentage was the bracelet a failure?


If they didn't use ankle bracelets in the past, then what percentage showed up for hearings, and what percentage just disappeared?

Jupiter said...

Just build the fucking wall, already. Cancel the F-35. Cancel Obamacare. Whatever. Find the money and build it.

Etienne said...

Governments are always done-in by its clerks.

Where the border patrol is failing, is in not returning the migrants back to Mexico.

It's not really necessary to prosecute them, as doing so is merely throwing money into the air.

Luke Lea said...

Does the president have the authority to place a moratorium on asylum using his executive authority, on the grounds that our current asylum laws are being abused? Indeed what is the legal status of our asylum laws?

Darrell said...

Technically the wall is being built. They completed the first (small) section in San Diego a few weeks ago. Something like 12-15 feet.

Darrell said...

Does the president have the authority to place a moratorium on asylum using his executive authority

Absolutely without question.
But that's what lawyers and judges are for.

Yancey Ward said...

It is only a matter of time before an injunction is issued barring ankle bracelets.

EDH said...

When the reunions finally happened Tuesday in Phoenix, the mothers were met with cries of rejection from their children.

“He didn’t recognize me,” said Mirce Alba Lopez, 31, of her 3-year-old son, Ederson, her eyes welling up with tears. “My joy turned temporarily to sadness.”

For Milka Pablo, 35, it was no different. Her 3-year-old daughter, Darly, screamed and tried to wiggle free from her mother’s embrace.


Maybe there’s hope ?

Seems the children themselves have no problem identifying who is truly to blame for their separation.

Oso Negro said...

The ankle bracelets will soon be compared to making Jews wear a yellow star. Reductio ad Hitlerum.

Clyde said...

The only people who are happy about this are the illegals and the people who make ankle bracelets.

Amadeus 48 said...

In a 50/50 country, anything can be weaponized. Trump is much better at doing it than his opponents.

Once again, to mock the Democrats, let's all sing "The Red Flag":

The people's flag is deepest red,
It shrouded oft our martyred dead
And ere their limbs grew stiff and cold,
Their hearts' blood dyed its every fold.
So raise the scarlet standard high,
Beneath its shade we'll live and die,
Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer,
We'll keep the red flag flying here.

PB said...

Next comes the court battle to eliminate the bracelets.

Narayanan Subramanian said...

I predict SC will rule ,,, bracelets ok but no battery replacement.

Unknown said...

And Donald J Trump once again demonstrates that he is the most law abiding Potus in modern history.

becauseIdbefired said...

Breitbart claims Journolist has been reconstituted as Journolist 2.

The day after Trump's EO keeping families together, 3 mainstream rags (including the Hill) all ran the same story: Trump Caved.

Isn't that a weak story? We are compassionate, want to keep children together, and you, Big Orange Meany Donald Trump, won't? Then, when he does what they want him to do, it's a coordinated "He Caved!" If one cares about the children, it's "Thank you, Donald Trump," or "What a relief."

"He Caved" is self congratulatory for those who despise Trump primarily, with children and families being secondary. Also, it purports to read Trump's mind, since who knows why he signed the EO? It came out pretty quickly: perhaps that was the plan all along.

The "He Caved" narrative seems coordinated to me. It's not news, and with any thought it makes those promoting it look partisan, petty, and as if they care less about the children.

Martin said...

There goes that damn Trump, again, obeying court decisions he doesn't like because he respects the rule of law.

A dangerous man, indeed.

tim in vermont said...

"Judges shall make foreign policy." It's right there in the Constitution, isn't it?

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