Lawsuit Alleges Immigrant Mothers Subjected to Psychological and Physical harm
The Washington Post reports that five immigrant mothers have sued the Obama administration claiming that they and their children were subjected to severe psychological and physical harm while jailed in the Obama administration's family deportation internment camps.
The women are represented by Nashville lawyer R. Andrew Free, who has stated that the Obama administration has violated his clients' rights as asylum seekers by using detention as a deterrent. Mr. Free expects that the lawsuit seeking millions in damages will be supplemented by additional information documenting the administration's mistreatment of women and children. He explains that “By bearing witness and helping these women assert these claims, we are undermining the government’s narrative that this is a kinder gentler, detention policy.”
I'll keep you updated as more information becomes available.