ACLU to Feds: Release Disabled 10-year-old by Tuesday Or We'll Sue

WASHINGTON -- The American Civil Liberties Union threatened to sue Customs and Border Protection and the Office of Refugee Resettlement if they do not release a 10-year-old undocumented girl with cerebral palsy from a San Antonio detention center by Tuesday afternoon.Border Patrol agents under CBP apprehended Rosa Maria Hernandez of Laredo at a Border Patrol checkpoint in an ambulance on her way to Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi for gallbladder surgery last week.After the surgery, the agents escorted her to the Baptist Children’s Home Ministries shelter in San Antonio run by the ORR. The ORR is an office of the Administration for Children and Families within Health and Human Services that handles children apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security. Hernandez -- whose mother is also undocumented, but whose grandfather is a legal resident -- also has been detained there for deportation proceedings.  Continue reading...

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