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Federal Judge Threats AG Sessions

Last Thursday U.S. district judge, Emmet Sullivan, of the District of
Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District for the District of Columbia
Columbia threatened to hold Attorney General Jefferson Sessions, and others in contempt of Court for arguably aided and abetted the removal of a plaintiff in a case he case from the country who are seeking protection from gang and domestic violence. Judge Sullivan,was providing over a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and Center for Gender and Refugee Studies on Tuesday. He had been assured by the government in open court that no plaintiffs in the suit would be deported before midnight Friday. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of immigrants referred to only by their pseudonyms in court: Grace, Mina, Gina, Mona, Maria, Carmen and her daughter J.A.C.F. and Gio. The plaintiffs on the plane were identified in the lawsuit as Carmen (a pseudonym) and her minor daughter J.A.C.F. The Judge demanded the administration turn around the plane carrying the plaintiffs to Central America and bring them back to the United States. And he ordered the government to stop removing plaintiffs in t The Judge stated that if the government did not comply, “Attorney General
In this Dec. 17, 2016, file photo, Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala cheers on the crowd during a President-elect Donald Trump rally at the Ladd–Peebles Stadium, in Mobile, Ala. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, file
Jefferson Sessions, III; Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service Director Lee Francis Cissna; and Executive Office of Immigration Review Director James McHenry, preferably accompanied by their attorneys, shall be ordered to  appear in Court and Show Cause why they should not be held in contempt of court. By Friday morning, Carmen  was back in the South Texas Family Detention Center in Dilley, the place she had left with her daughter before they were put on a plane to El Salvador. Here is the court order: 2018.08.09.0022_order_re_carmen_return (1)

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Dr. Michael Manford McGreer is managing editor of Nevada-today.com and writes on issues that impact public policy.

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