Friday, November 2, 2018
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project, about how many migrant children remain separated from their parents, and the reasons why.
ILSA CHANG, HOST:
All right, now an update on the migrant children who were separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Two hundred forty-five children remain in federal custody. That's according to government data analyzed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU has been tracking these children, and it was the ACLU's lawsuit against the Trump administration that led to a federal court order to reunite these families.
We are joined now by ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt. Welcome.
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