The government is not living up to its obligations," said Victor Nieblas Pradis, AILA President.
continued, "While the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) scrambled over the past few weeks to implement plans to potentially help them fend off this decision, the judge felt strongly that those plans were not sufficient.
"Today ICE is following through on DHS Secretary Johnson's previous commitment by taking a long-overdue step forward," said Victor Nieblas Pradis, AILA President.
continued, "Based on what volunteer attorneys, including myself, have seen and heard from clients in the detention centers and from the government's own data, we know that the majority of families who have been incarcerated by DHS
have fled to the United States to seek safety from persecution, torture, and violence and have strong asylum claims under our laws.