Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.
The Trump administration now says that returning the thousands of children it ripped from families would do harm to them, and they’re using the claim as justification for holding the children hostage. In reality, they’re admitting just how much of a disaster they’ve created.
In a court filing, the administration stated it “would present grave child welfare concerns” to remove children currently living with the “sponsor” homes hosting them after Trump separated them from their families. The administration effectively wants to pass over those with sponsor families.
“The Trump administration’s response is a shocking concession that it can’t easily find thousands of children it ripped from parents and doesn’t even think it’s worth the time to locate each of them,” said Lee Gelernt, the lead ACLU attorney in the case forcing the latest Trump disclosure.…