Eight migrants arrested for illegally entering the United States are suing the government for millions over alleged “trauma” and “inexplicable cruelty” during their time in detention.
The claims, submitted to the departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services through the Federal Tort Claims Act, gives the government six months to respond before the families can follow through with a lawsuit, attorney representing the illegal immigrants, Stanton Jones, told the Associated Press.
“The government was harming children intentionally to try to advance what it viewed as a policy objective,” Jones said of separating children from adults in custody. “It’s heinous and immoral, but it’s also a civil wrong for which the law provides a claim for relief.”
The army of lawyers representing the families – from the American Immigration Council, National Immigrant Justice Center, and two high-profile law firms – think the alleged harm is worth $6 million, each.
They argue the “inexplicable cruelty” revolves around enforcement of the law that requires officers to separate adults in custody from children to establish the relationship and process the adult’s crime.
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