After a mother and her six-month-old baby were reunited, ICE officials left them stranded at a bus stop until midnight. According to a court filing by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the government is failing to provide adequate information about family reunifications.
On Friday, a federal judge ordered that, in keeping with “common sense,” the government should provide details about the time and location of family reunifications 12 hours before they take place. But the Trump administration, via ICE, has failed to provide immigrant rights advocates with appropriate information.
Here’s the scoop via HuffPost on Twitter:
ICE allegedly didn’t tell immigrant rights advocates when and where it was releasing specific families this week, leading to one mother with an infant being left stranded until midnight at a bus stop. https://t.co/Du4zXsIZBZ
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) July 13, 2018
Twitter users were outraged:
ICE are just callous
where did their humanity go??
— pinkbanana (@pinkban76914449) July 13, 2018
Impossible, I’d argue.
— (((Jamie Carroll))) (@jec79) July 13, 2018
Come on now!! This is just too much and going too far!!
— Valicity Hudson (@magichands34) July 13, 2018
— Janet Schloss (@janet_schloss) July 13, 2018
Don't blame ICE, they're only following in the footsteps of their mentors (Gestapo) from the 1940s.
— Rick Ponce (@writerguyfromLA) July 13, 2018
According to a Reuters article, a federal judge also ordered the Trump administration to pay reunification costs such as travel expenses.
A lawyer for the government claimed they didn’t have the money for that.
Seriously if they don't have the resources then they are lying about that also. Trump spends more money on a trip to play golf than it would take to reunite everybody by plane or bus. Don't give us this crap.
— William E Bales (@Williamebales) July 13, 2018
Atrocity after atrocity after atrocity. Do they think maybe we will become so overwhelmed we will become desensitized to their atrocities? I for 1 WILL NOT! #VoteBlue2018!!
— Karen (@psychRNME) July 13, 2018
Trump’s dictatorship ruined lives.
— Christine Neilson (@CJNeilsonWrites) July 13, 2018
Literally had to block most of the people that commented here. It's so disgusting that our nation is doing this. I don't care who it is or what country they came from, legal or not. You do not treat people this way! It's not right in any circumstance!!!!
— Dianna Wallace (@MsD_Wallace) July 14, 2018
This comment sums up the overall sentiment towards those who allow this to happen to families:
Fire them all
— After5 (@scotchrules) July 13, 2018