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    Congolese woman released from federal custody, but 7-year-old daughter remains detain

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    Congolese woman released from federal custody, but 7-year-old daughter remains detained in Chicago





    March 7, 2018


    A Congolese woman at the center of a lawsuit accusing the U.S. government of unlawfully separating her from her 7-year-old daughter after they crossed the California-Mexico border seeking asylum was released Tuesday, an official with the American Civil Liberties Union said.

    The woman was released from a detention center in San Diego under orders coming "from up top" in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, said Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project. The child, however, remains about 2,000 miles away from her mother in a Chicago facility, he said.


    Efforts on Wednesday will shift toward obtaining the girl's release and reuniting her with her mother, Gelernt said. The ACLU also will continue to litigate the lawsuit filed Feb. 26 in federal court in San Diego seeking relief for other immigrant parents separated from their minor children, he said.

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    "There remain many other families who have been separated, and we will continue to attack this horrific family separation practice," Gelernt said in a statement.


    A spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security declined to comment on the woman's release and the status of her child. However, Homeland Security spokesman Tyler Houlton said in a social media post Sunday that the public should be skeptical of advocacy group claims that parents and their children are being separated for reasons other than protecting the child.


    The woman is from a village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and speaks little English. She passed the initial screening to determine if she had a "credible fear" of returning to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the lawsuit said. The ACLU has withheld the identities of the woman and child citing potential danger if they are denied asylum and returned to Congo.

    The mother and daughter entered the U.S. together in California in November and turned themselves into U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. Initially, the two were kept together, but about five days after they entered the country the child was taken away "screaming and crying, pleading with guards not to take her away from her mother," according to the lawsuit.

    The ACLU said the family's case is one example of the practice of President Donald Trump's administration to target immigrant families who are seeking asylum through processes established under U.S. law. Trump has not announced a formal policy to hold adult asylum seekers separately from their children, but top administration officials have said they believe the asylum process is overwhelmed and challenged by people making frivolous claims.





    The U.S. government is bound to release immigrant children from custody if possible and otherwise hold children in the "least restrictive setting" available, according to a 1997 settlement that ended a long-running lawsuit over the treatment of immigrant children. It was reiterated in later court rulings as well.



    The Trump administration has called for ending the settlement as part of its demands for changes to immigration laws.



    Under previous administrations, immigration authorities charged thousands of people with illegally entering or re-entering the U.S., holding them in jail and at times separating them from their children. But Gelernt and other immigrant advocates say the Trump administration is detaining more adults seeking asylum and separating them from their children than in previous years.



    Advocates have also accused border agents of unlawfully turning away people who are seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.


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    The "higher up" in Homeland Security who allegedly ordered her released must be one of the many enablers of illegal immigration operating at the Dept. Of Homeland Security. We know there is corruption within government so who knows if there are drug cartel connections and human smuggling kickbacks from assisting certain illegal aliens.

    Bring a child you get to stay. Immigration policies are not for our benefit in these instances.
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    Reunite them BOTH back in the Congo.

    She knows little English, has no job skills, no one here to sponsor or pay HER bills!



    DEPORT THEM BOTH...THE WHOLE WORLD HAS "CREDIBLE FEAR"...NOT A REASON TO STAY HERE!

    GET THEM OUT, I DO NOT WANT TO PAY FOR THEIR HOUSING, WELFARE, FOOD STAMPS, MEDICAL BILLS OR SCHOOL!

    WHAT DISEASES DO THEY HAVE? HOW MUCH MONEY IN THEIR POCKETS?

    STOP THESE ASYLUM LIARS FROM COMING HERE!
    TO BECOME AN AMERICAN YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR VALUES ...NOT YOUR LOCATION

    STAY HOME AND BUILD AMERICA ON YOUR SOIL

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    IMO - Lady daca is an enabler as is her predecessor kelly. trump needs to give her directives more in line with his platform that won him the election. She does not connect voters desires to her job performance.
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    DO NOT SEPERATE THE FAMILIES...DEPORT THEM BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN WITHIN 24 HOURS!

    EVERY LAST STINKING ONE OF THEM!!!
    TO BECOME AN AMERICAN YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR VALUES ...NOT YOUR LOCATION

    STAY HOME AND BUILD AMERICA ON YOUR SOIL

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