A federal judge ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Wednesday to restart its tacit cooperation with the coyotes who help deliver foreign children and teenagers to employers and illegal-migrant parents in the United States.
DHS officials say the judge’s reopening of the “Unaccompanied Alien Children” (UAC) pipeline threatens border agents with the coronavirus disease.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) progressives and immigration lawyers asked the judge to restore the inflow of the smuggled youths and children which has been blocked by President Donald Trump.
The ruling “is a critical step in halting the Trump administration’s unprecedented and illegal attempt to expel children under the thin guise of public health,” said lead ACLU lawyer Lee Gelernt. The border agencies have expelled “more than 13,000 children in need of protection, who were legally entitled to apply for asylum,” he complained.
But the focus on “children” hides the transfer of teenage workers