Illegal immigrant parents and children should usually be released rather than held in custody, a federal judge in California ruled on Friday in a decision that could free thousands more illegals to disappear into the U.S.. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Dolly M. Gee, appointed by President Obama and the first Chinese-American to serve as a federal district judge, gives the Obama administration a week to appeal before she will begin ordering the release of the illegals.
Obama Homeland Security officials had been using family detention as a key measure in trying to slow the surge of illegal Central Americans with children. Judge Gee cited “deplorable conditions” in the detention centers in support of her decision.
Posted 7/25/15 by Margaret Hull