Judge Rules U.S. Can’t Expel Unaccompanied Migrant Children Over Covid-19
A judge has issued a ruling against the White House over the expulsion of migrant children due to Covid-19. The decision came from Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. DC District Court. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because he’s the same judge who ruled against the USPS just before the election in order to ensure every mail-in ballot was found and counted in time. This latest block states the risk of Covid-19 cannot be used as a reason to expel unaccompanied migrant children entering the U.S. They must also be granted protections which allow them due process before deportation. This decision effectively halts a White House policy established in March that allowed them to remove migrants before they could seek asylum in order to stop the spread of Covid. Judge Sullivan ruled the White House acted outside bounds set by Congress when invoking that public health law which has since impacted 200,000 migrants. It’s believed thousands of minors will be affected by this new ruling.