President Donald Trump's new regulations are intended to circumvent laws stating that anyone is eligible for asylum no matter how he or she enters the country, but that plan was immediately challenged in court on Friday.
By Joshua Barajas
Judge Dana Sabraw said this case is on track to come "to some meaningful closure in the not-to-distant future.” But the ACLU warned there were “communication breakdowns” with some of the remaining reunifications.
"I'd want to know what person is behind the number," a federal judge said Friday, saying that there's a need to make sure there's real clarity and precision in keeping track of every parent that's no longer in the U.S.
At the heart of Friday’s hearing was the question of whether this next wave of reunifications would occur in families’ home countries or in the U.S.
What is the plan to reunite hundreds of parents, many already deported from the U.S., with their children who remain in custody of U.S. immigration officials? The Trump administration and the American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday submitted widely divergent…
Here’s a look at the latest numbers and what’s next for families who remain apart.
The government is aiming to reunite about 64 percent of the 2,551 separated minors older than 5 by Thursday, a goal it said it would meet. But the administration, when saying this, is focusing only on those “eligible” for reunification.
By Elliot Spagat, Associated Press
The American Civil Liberties Union said it appears the Trump administration will miss a court-ordered deadline to reunite young children who were separated at the border with their parents in more than half of the cases.
By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press
The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and others, claims the question intentionally discriminates against immigrants and will increase fear in their communities. It alleges census participation will be depressed, diluting the economic and political power of residents…
By Jessica Gresko, Associated Press
The high court on Monday sided with the government in wiping away a lower court decision in favor of the teen, who had been held in government custody after illegally entering the country. The decision is about the teen's individual…
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