On Monday, a federal judge in San Diego ruled that the Trump Administration’s policy of separating illegal alien children from adults that accompanied them over the border was lawful, Fox News reports.
The ruling came from U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, who determined that the “zero-tolerance policy,” specifically used to separate around 900 children from parents who were “deemed unfit or dangerous,” was constitutional. Sabraw also suggested that the policy was useful if the adults traveling with children were determined to not be their real parents, but that this should only be done after a “90-minute DNA test.”
The decision ultimately ended a lawsuit brought against the Trump Administration by the far-left American Civil Liberties Union, which argued that the separation policy was illegal and unconstitutional. After the decision, ACLU spokesman Lee Gelernt declared that the group would be “evaluating the decision to determine the next steps on how to ensure that children are not separated from their parents based on minor infractions.”
The zero-tolerance policy, which was ordered to be stopped in 2018, had first been implemented and used during the Obama Administration. However, due to the media bias against President Trump, the policy came under more intense scrutiny once the Trump Administration began using it.