On Tuesday, the Democratic governor of New York announced the intention to file a multi-agency lawsuit against the Trump Administration for allegedly violating the "Constitutional rights" of the illegal immigrant children and their families being separated at the Southern border.
"New York State intends to file a multi-agency lawsuit against the Trump administration for violating the Constitutional rights of immigrant children and their families who have been separated at the border," announced Governor Andrew Cuomo via Twitter.
"The Trump Administration's policy to tear apart families is a moral failing and a human tragedy," reads the statement from Cuomo. "We will not tolerate the Constitutional rights of children and their parents being violated by our federal government. New York will act and file suit to end this callous and deliberate attack on immigrant communities, and end this heartless policy once and for all."
Oddly, the moral outrage Cuomo is using as a political weapon today was not similarly expressed when President Barack Obama was in office, even though nearly identical policies were enacted. As reported by Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro on Tuesday, migrant children were kept in "widespread deplorable conditions" during the Obama years, and their detainment was used as an illegal immigration "deterrent" by the Democratic administration.
Again, where was the outrage? Perhaps this has more to do with political gain than it does compassion.
As noted by The Hill, Cuomo announced on Monday that he does not intend to deploy National Guard troops from his state to address the Trump Administration's "inhumane" immigration policy at the Southern border.