A federal judge temporarily halted the deportation of reunited parents and children on Monday after they were separated by immigration the government. Judge Dana Sabraw ordered a week-long halt of deportations after a request from the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU said they were concerned families were being deported before officials could ensure that they were being properly reunited. Judge Sabraw will rule on the matter on July 23 after the government responds to ACLU’s motion. The Trump administration has completed the reunification of children under the age of 5 with their families, and are reuniting the rest of the separated children on a “rolling basis.” The Department of Health and Human Services struggled to reunite families because records confirming identity and familial relations either disappeared or were destroyed in the fall out of the “family separation” rollout and walk back.
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