Attorney General Sessions’ Attempt to Have Mother, Daughter Deported Shut Down by Judge
A federal judge is speaking out against Attorney General Jeff Sessions for trying to deport a Central American mother and daughter, against his orders.
The woman noted in the case as “Carmen” and her daughter are from El Salvador.
The American Civil Liberties Union was fighting to keep them in the U.S. challenging a decision by sessions to narrow the type of cases eligible for asylum.
During a hearing for the case Thursday, the ACLU found out the mother and daughter had been flown from Texas back to El Salvador.
The judge asked for the plane to turn around and threatened to hold the attorney general and other Trump Administration officials in contempt for trying to deport them.
Carmen and her daughter are now in a detention center in south Texas.
The Justice Department is not commenting on the case.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be in Houston Friday morning to speak about reducing violent crime.