A federal judge had to order Customs and Border Protection to allow doctors into migrant detention centers to treat and check on sick children.
Again: The Trump administration has been so negligent and/or cruel, a court had to force it to let detained kids see doctors.
A federal judge has ordered US Customs and Border Protection to permit health experts into detention facilities holding migrant children to ensure they're “safe and sanitary” and assess the children's medical needs.
The order encompasses all facilities in the CBP's El Paso and Rio Grande Valley sectors, which are the subject of a lawsuit.
Oh, but that’s not all … because of course it isn’t. When has anyone in the Trump administration ever stopped at garden-variety cruelty when a grotesquery of evil is within spitting distance?
Yes, super Christian Bill Barr and his DOJ actually stepped in to try to prevent these kids from seeing doctors. Why? You’d have to ask him.
Gee, who sits on the federal bench for the central district of California, made the ruling Friday, despite Attorney General William Barr and other defendants' request that the court “set a schedule for briefing these issues that provides defendants with a full and fair opportunity to respond to the allegations that plaintiffs have lodged against them.”
Gee set a deadline of July 12 for the parties to “file a joint status report regarding their mediation efforts and what has been done to address post haste the conditions described.”
And that brought a strong rebuke from Walter Shaub, the director of U.S. Office of Government Ethics under Barack Obama and, for a brief time, under Trump:
Twisted monsters? I think you’re being kind, Mr. Shaub.
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