Wednesday, July 31, 2019

ACLU: Administration Is Still Separating Migrant Families Despite Court Order To Stop

A Rally For Our Children event to protest the separation of migrant families last year in San Antonio. A federal judge ordered an end to the policy in June 2018.  

Family separation continues as Trump administration policy?  NPR reports that the Trump administration continues to separate hundreds of migrant children from their parents despite a federal court ruling that ordered an end to the practice, according to documents filed in federal court by the American Civil Liberties Union.  

The ACLU said that more than 900 parents and children, including babies, have been separated by U.S. border authorities since U.S. District Judge Dana M. Sabraw, a George W. Bush appointee in San Diego, ordered the government to reunite more than 2,700 children with their parents more than a year ago.

The controversy caused such an outcry that President Trump ordered an end to family separations on June 20, 2018, six days before Sabraw's ruling. Trump's executive order allowed separations only in cases where the parents posed a risk to the child.


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