Los Angeles Times: California Judge Orders Immigrant Families Reunited

The United States, striving to limit migrants crossing the southern border, has separated children from parents since April, scattering them in more than 2,000 in shelters and foster homes around the country. A US district judge ruled that the government must reunite the families within 30 days – 14 days for children younger than 5. The government must arrange for contact between children and parents within 10 days. The ruling came as 17 states sued the Trump administration to force the reunions, maintaining “increased child welfare, education and social services costs.” The head of Southwest Key, a shelter for migrant suggested that the government had no plans for reuniting families and “a lack of urgency by the U.S. government could mean it will take months to reunite families,” reports the Associated Press. The genetic testing company 23andMe offered DNA-testing kits, but that plan was put on hold out of privacy concerns. The government reports 2,047 children separated from their parents are in custody. – YaleGlobal

Los Angeles Times: California Judge Orders Immigrant Families Reunited

US district judge orders the US government take steps to reunite 2,047 children removed from immigrant parents within 30 days
Elliot Spagat, Michael Balsamo and Will Weissert
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Read the article about judge’s order that immigrant parents in the US be reunited with children within 30 days.

Associated Press writers Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar in Washington; Robin McDowell in Austin, Texas; Amy Taxin in Santa Ana, California; and John Antczak in Los Angeles contributed to this report.

Read “Effort to Use DNA Tests to Reunite Migrant Families Is Paused” from the San Francisco Chronicle.


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