In a stunning court decision, federal Judge John Kronstadt has ruled that the Trump administration is responsible for “mental trauma” caused by separating illegal alien families.
The Daily Caller reports that “Kronstadt issued a preliminary injunction, ordering the administration to make available mental health services for those who experienced forced separation.”
Judge John Kronstadt was placed on the bench of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in 2011 by none other than Barack Obama.
After a lawsuit was filed by three illegal immigrant women who were separated from their children at the border, Judge Kronstadt ruled that since the American government inflicted the mental trauma, it must now pay for the care to address the issues.
This decision will likely cost American taxpayers millions, if not billions, of dollars.
Considering the number of illegal immigrants this country has processed and how many family units tried to enter this country illegally, it’s clear that we are going to be footing the cost of this decision for decades to come.
Not only that, but it also opens up the government for more lawsuits brought by illegal immigrants Erwin Chemerinsky, the Dean of the University of California Berkeley Law School, called the decision “groundbreaking.”
How Are We Responsible?
According to the Daily Caller’s report: “Psychological counseling and mental health screenings are among the services that must be provided by the Trump administration.”
This decision is typical of a liberal thought process. Rather than put an ounce of responsibility on the individuals who broke the law, the blame is getting put on the Trump administration for political purposes.
Nobody forced these people to cross the border illegally. Furthermore, they knew that if they were caught, they were likely to be separated from their children during processing, yet they still came attempted the crossing.
Democrats have blocked Trump’s attempts to secure the border at every turn.
This is just another decision in a long legacy of political activism coming from the liberal courts.