Michael Avenatti (a.k.a. Stormy Daniels’ lawyer) is trying to reunite an immigrant father and his kids, but he’s not even allowed into the detention center.
“They refused to provide further explanation, and they then had a us escorted from the building with law enforcement telling us to leave, otherwise we’d be trespassing,” he stated to the press on July 11. “It’s easier for me to go visit a client on death row in any state in the country than it is for me to be able to go in to a center like this and check on two little girls that were stripped from their parents.”
Hector Tejada’s daughters were taken under Trump’s zero tolerance policy as they fled violence in Honduras, and were transported 2,000 miles to a New York facility. Avenatti reportedly asked ICE for permission to fly the father from Texas to New York so that he could see his daughters for the first time in months, but they have repeatedly denied him.
“He is not in prison, he lives in Galveston, Texas,” said Tejada’s co-counsel Ricardo de Anda. “He has been fighting for longer than 30 days to be reunited with [his] two girls.”
The Trump administration missed a court-ordered deadline to reunite all kids under five by July 10 and has offered no clear plan of how the nearly 3,000 captive kids will be returned to their parents.