The ACLU got cocky, and it cost them after a long string of victories, thanks to activist judges.
The problem the left has is that more and more federal judges are becoming Trump nominees, replacing Clinton’s and Obama’s.
The latest battle is over the separation of kids from their alleged families.
A previous court ruling ended the no-tolerance plan, and the ACLU claimed that current separations were identical to the ones they were stopped previously, but they aren’t.
Since the previous ruling, 1,100 families have been separated, but the Border patrol and immigration officials say that there is only a separation if a parent has a criminal record or a contagious disease, or it is unlikely they are actually related.
The judge examined the evidence and ruled against the ACLU, declaring that the detentions are reasonable and not a violation of rights.
Judge Sabraw ruled that the ACLU had no evidence to back up their claims, and the reasons given for family separation are just common sense.
Sabraw ruled in favor of the Trump administration on Monday, confirming that, based on the evidence presented in court, officials had not “returned to systematically separating families at the border.”
He said they were “generally exercising their discretion to separate families at the border” in compliance with migrants’ “rights to family integrity and the Court’s orders.”
Not only did Sabraw notice the administration’s compliance with the 2018 ruling, but he also said it has “gone beyond the scope of the Court’s injunction and implemented additional practices related to family separations, such as the Tear Sheet.”
The judge also asserted the ACLU’s call to limit the administration’s ability to separate families at the border “invades an area that is particularly within the province of the Executive Branch to secure the Nation’s border.”
Sabaw did, however, advise the administration to use DNA to back up guardianship concerns.
“The court strongly reaffirmed that the Trump administration bears the burden if it attempts to separate families based on an accusation that the adult is not the child’s parent,” ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt later said in a statement, according to Reuters.