18 attorneys general sue Trump administration over family separations

U.S. Customs and Border Protection talks with reporters at the U.S. Border Patrol Central Processing Center

U.S. Customs and Border Protection talks with reporters at the U.S. Border Patrol Central Processing Center

Regardless, the government might be challenged to meet the deadlines set by the court.

"Wait, wait, no", Desjardins said after officials attempted to move on.

The judgement came in a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Sabraw's order two days later, though, notes that migrants who filed the suit that led to his ruling argued that separating children violated "substantive due process rights to family integrity under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution".

Sabraw's ruling only pertains to the separation policy, so It is peculiar that the Justice Department thinks that immigration officials ever lacked the power to enforce the law, or that separating children from their parents bolstered their ability to effectively patrol the border. We need border security and we need modern equipment.

Under a 1997 law, children must be released from detention as quickly as possible.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal of CT was among those who toured a shelter at the Tornillo border crossing in West Texas. The longer the justice department sits on their hands, the more impossible the situation becomes to manage, and these kids and their families will continue paying the price for the USA governments egregious lack of foresight and basic decency. Among other things, it says that the administration can still separate parents and children whenever it believes it's in the interest of a child. He recently used the verb "infest", which racist anti-immigrant groups often use when describing immigration: "Democrats are the problem", Trump tweeted.

Seventeen states are suing President Trump in an attempt to reunite families at the U.S. -Mexico border before Trump signed an executive order to end the practice of family separation.

The first lady "wants to continue to check on children", Grisham said.

The administration plans to seek legal action to block the agreement, known as the Flores settlement. If the children are younger than 5, they must be reunited with their families within 14 days of the order.

Trump critics say he's been chipping away at empathy for migrants with rhetoric portraying them in blanket fashion as criminals.

Administration officials have been casting about for detention space for migrants, with the Pentagon drawing up plans to hold as many as 20,000 at US military bases.

The temporary shelter at Tornillo was close to its 360-person capacity. For example, the adoption agency Bethany Christian Services now has custody of 81 migrant children, most of which have had zero contact with their parents.

Immigration authorities have separated about 2,300 children from their parents in recent weeks, sparking global outrage as images and recordings of weeping children emerged. That number is only six fewer than the number HHS gave on Saturday, without context as to whether more children are being taken in.

But precious few families have been reunited, and the Trump administration has disclosed nearly no information on how the process will be carried out or how long it will take.

Former Kansas U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says three immigrant children who were separated from their parents at the border are still in the care of a Kansas nonprofit organization working under contract with the federal government.

The lawsuit was teeming with heart-wrenching stories of traumatized children desperate to reunite with their parents.

Weissert reported from Harlingen, Texas.

In the state of Virginia, Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg is a legal director with the Legal Aid Justice Center. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Seattle, aims to force the government to reunite the thousands of families it split apart - and permanently cease family separations. It was designed for kids who were genuinely unaccompanied because it would take the government time to find someone to take them in. George Grow was the editor.

Mr Trump repeatedly lamented this "catch and release" policy before his administration began in April criminally prosecuting adult migrants and holding their children separately to deter border crossings.

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