Federal Court Orders Trump Administration to Identify Separated Children Within Six Months

April 25, 2019 6:15 pm

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SAN DIEGO — A federal court today imposed a six-month deadline on the Trump administration to identify potentially thousands more children it separated from parents. The government originally proposed up to two years.

The American Civil Liberties Union sought the order. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw issued it during the family separation hearing in San Diego.

Lee Gelernt, lead attorney in the family separation lawsuit and deputy director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, had this reaction:

“This order shows that the court continues to recognize the gravity of this situation.”

Case details: https://www.aclu.org/cases/ms-l-v-ice

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