US judge halts deportation of mother and daughter

A federal judge ordered the government to return an asylum-seeking mother and her daughter to the USA after the Trump administration revealed in a Thursday court hearing that they had sent the migrants to Central America while the court was still considering their case.

All this as the administration targets legal immigrants, and the First Lady's parents gained USA citizenship under a plan President Trump wants to end. "This is pretty outrageous that someone seeking justice in USA court is spirited away while her attorneys are arguing for justice for her?" the Washington Post reports him telling the government attorneys.

"I'm gonna start with the attorney general", he promised.

The government had made assurances in court the previous day that no one would be deported before midnight Thursday, according to Sullivan, who granted an emergency order requiring the return of the two asylum seekers.

Homeland Security officials declined to explain the bungle. The reforms are already working to reduce the previously skyrocketing number of illegal aliens claiming to be "asylum seekers" after being caught by Border Patrol, but they have sent the open-borders left into a rage.

"We also have dirty immigration lawyers who are encouraging their otherwise unlawfully present clients to make false claims of asylum, providing them with the magic words needed to trigger the credible fear process", Sessions said past year.

Mr. Sessions also ruled the asylum-seekers must prove their home governments either actively encouraged their persecution, or were so incapable that they were culpable.

Migrants must show they have a fear of persecution in their native country based on their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a "particular social group" - and in the past the latter included victims of domestic violence and other abuse, the Post said. In instructing the government to overrule the expulsion, he pressurized to hold government representatives from Attorney General Jeff Sessions on down in disrespect said a lawyer for the plaintiffs.

Sessions' decision in June blocked a major route for people seeking asylum and was poised to have an especially strong impact on Central American women, tens of thousands of whom have arrived at the border citing those fears in the past several years.

Security experts say they are exploiting loopholes and majority will eventually be rejected. New "expedited removal" policies put forth by Attorney General Jeff Sessions instruct asylum officers to "generally" deny such claims, undermining the fundamental human rights of women and contradicting decades of settled domestic and worldwide law.

During a brief recess, she told her colleagues the pair had been taken from a family detention center in Dilley, Texas, to the airport in San Antonio for a morning flight. She never reported the abuse to the government because she figured her husband would kill her in retaliation. An immigration judge, following the same ruling, reaffirmed the officer's decision in July.

Yet another woman, Mona, said her boyfriend, a soldier assigned to fight gangs, was gunned down by hoodlums while she watched. Sessions argued that a lack of policing in a given country "cannot establish as asylum claim".

The Trump administration fought to preserve the right to deport the women, saying they can still argue their cases even if they're back home.

"They use innocent-sounding terms like "low-level, nonviolent offender" to make people we're dealing with mostly in our criminal justice system aren't serious criminals".

Vanessa Coleman