The far-left American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over its alleged practice of “family separation,” as The Daily Caller reports.
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of Arizona and calls for financial compensation and “damages” to be awarded to illegal alien families by the Trump Administration. In a statement an ACLU spokesperson said that “the suffering and trauma inflicted on these little children and parents is horrific.
The family separation policy had first been enacted under the Obama Administration, but gained more media scrutiny during the Trump Administration. Referred to as a “zero tolerance” policy and aimed at helping illegal alien children who were traveling with adults posing as their parents, the administration ended the practice in June of 2018.
The ACLU has repeatedly sued the administration over its immigration practices, and this latest lawsuit specifically “targets the White House, Justice Department, Department of Homeland Security, and Office of Refugee Resettlement.”