Judge blasts Trump’s deportation policy as “inhumane,” but doesn’t intervene

  • A federal court declined to intervene in the deportation of Andres Magana Ortiz, an undocumented Hawaii businessman who has lived in the United States for 28 years, but had some choice words for President Donald Trump and his rhetoric on immigration.
  • Ortiz was ordered to report for deportation under Trump’s far harsherimmigration enforcement regime and subsequently sued to remain, Slate reported
  • While all three judges on the panel ruled the government had the legal authority to deport Ortiz, Judge Stephen Reinhardt penned a blistering concurring opinion saying the policy forced judges “to participate in ripping apart a family.” Read more (5/31/17)