Judge’s Order Didn’t End Family Separations at Border

Despite an executive order and a federal judge's later ruling, immigration officials are allowed to separate a child from a parent in certain cases.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. Despite the order and a federal judge's later ruling, immigration officials are allowed to separate a child from a parent in certain cases — serious criminal charges against a parent, concerns over the… Read at AP News

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