Judge Halts Family Deportations For Now : NPR

The federal judge who ordered the Trump administration to reunite the migrant families it separated now says the government cannot deport them after reunification until next week, at the earliest.

The order was issued Monday by Judge Dana Sabraw, the same judge who previously ordered the government to reunite the families.

It comes as the Trump administration is scrambling to reunite roughly 2,550 immigrant children with their parents by the court-imposed deadline of July 26. What will happen to those families after reunification isn’t clear.

Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union, which brought the lawsuit, say they’re concerned about rumors of “mass deportations” of families that have just been reunited — potentially leaving parents with just hours to make the “momentous decision” about whether to leave their children behind in the United States.

Source: Judge Halts Family Deportations For Now : NPR


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