Gov't Decries Pick To Monitor Facilities For Immigrant Kids

Law360 (September 11, 2018, 7:15 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government rejected a California federal court’s pick for an independent monitor to keep tabs on the government’s immigrant detention facilities to ensure they meet the standards for detained children set by a 20-year-old court settlement, asserting in a Monday filing that the court’s appointee was biased against the government.

The U.S. Department of Justice attorneys refused to stipulate to the court’s appointment of retired U.S. Immigration Judge Carol A. King as a special master and independent monitor, claiming in a joint status report that King has “little or no direct experience” with the detention facilities run by U.S. Customs...

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