The New York Daily News reports:
The Trump administration is arguing in court that the American Civil Liberties Union is in a better position to locate deported parents forcibly separated from their children at the southern border after entering the U.S. The Department of Justice claimed in a court filing Thursday that the ACLU, which filed a class-action lawsuit against the administration on behalf of the families, should take the lead in reunifying deported parents with their kids.
“Plaintiffs’ counsel should use their considerable resources and their network of law firms, NGOs, volunteers, and others, together with the information that defendants have provided (or will soon provide), to establish contact with possible class members in foreign countries,” the department said in its filing. The attempt to pass off the problem of locating deported parents is the latest twist in a months-long battle over President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy regarding illegal border crossings.