Who Is Sarah Fabian (Department of Justice)Bio, Wiki, Family, Law School, Twitter


Sarah Fabian Biography – Sarah Fabian Bio

Sarah Fabian is an American lawyer from the Department of Justice’s Office of Immigration Litigation. She works at the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. She is facing criticism for arguing  in the federal court that the government was not violating Flores Settlement which states that any living facilities for migrants must be “safe and sanitary”

Sarah Fabian Education – Sarah Fabian Law School

Sarah attended Amherst College graduating in 1998. In 2004 she was awarded the Jennie Hassler Walburn Award for outstanding performance in Civil Procedure by the George Washington University Law Review.

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Sarah Fabian is an attorney from the U.S. Justice Department. On June 18, 2019 while representing the U.S. government in the federal court she argued that government agencies like Customs and Border Protection have no responsibility to provide toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap to migrant kids who are currently held in America’s vast network of concentration camps.

This was after the human rights organizations had previously reported that migrants don’t have access to these and other basic toiletries while in U.S. detention which increased the individual health risks and the potential for outbreaks.

Sarah also argued that making immigrants sleep on a cold concrete floor with a Mylar blanket doesn’t violate the Flores Settlement (a 1997 court judgement which states that any living facilities for migrants must be “safe and sanitary”). She said that the Flores Settlement doesn’t say anything explicitly about sleeping, and therefore the government doesn’t need to provide anything like a cot or a bed.

Sarah Fabian Faced Criticism For The Judges for Her Argument

Sarah was making the argument that the government doesn’t need to provide anything like a cot or a bed to a Ninth Circuit Court panel of three judges; Judge Marsha Berzon, Judge William Fletcher and judge A. Wallace Tashima.

After her argument U.S. Circuit Judge Marsha Berzon asked Sarah; “You’re really going to stand up and tell us that being able to sleep isn’t a question of safe and sanitary conditions?”.

Judge William told her that the Flores Settlement was clear on “safe and sanitary” condition.

“Or it was relatively obvious, and at least obvious enough so that if you’re putting people into a crowded room to sleep on a concrete floor with an aluminium-foil blanket on top of them that it doesn’t comply with the agreement.”

Judge William Fletcher noted in a few examples that the lights are left on all night long, the facilities are overcrowded to the point of absurdity, and the buildings are kept extremely cold. He added that according to witness testimony the facilities are made even colder when migrants complain.

Judge Tashima asked her whether she thinks basic toiletries qualify as something that should be provided in a safe and sanitary environment.

“It’s within everyone’s common understanding, that if you don’t have a toothbrush if you don’t have soap, if you don’t have a blanket, it’s not safe and sanitary. Wouldn’t everybody agree with that? Do you agree with that?” Tashima said.

Fabian responded; “Well, I think it’s…. I think those are… there’s fair reason to find that those things… may be part of safe and sanitary…”

Tashima asked her; “Not maybe! Are… a part. What do you mean maybe? You mean there are circumstances when a person doesn’t need to have a toothbrush, toothpaste and soap? For days?”

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