Trump Is Still Separating Families in Possible Violation of a Court Order
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Trump Is Still Separating Families in Possible Violation of a Court Order

Originally published by Slate One morning last month, dozens of migrants with handcuffed wrists and ankles filled the benches of the federal courthouse in McAllen, Texas. They’d all been caught crossing the Rio Grande just days earlier and faced criminal charges—misdemeanors for illegal entry and felonies for illegal reentry. Some charged with illegal reentry faced … Continue reading

Family separations: A chapter of American history that grows darker and darker
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Family separations: A chapter of American history that grows darker and darker

But the ruling, issued late Friday by U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in California, was significant. It dramatically expanded the American Civil Liberties Union’s class-action lawsuit that began with a Congolese mother named Ms. L. and her daughter, a little girl whisked away to Chicago and kept apart from her mother for months, and reinforced the belief that the full scope of the Trump administration’s family separations is not yet known. Continue reading