More Than 900 Children Separated At Border In Last Year

Eric Gay / AP
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The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge Tuesday to block the Trump administration from continuing to separate migrant children from their parents, saying in court documents that more than 900 children have been separated from their parents since the practice was ordered to be stopped last year.

“It is shocking that the Trump administration continues to take babies from their parents,” Lee Gelernt, the lead attorney in the family separation lawsuit and deputy director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, said in a statement Tuesday.

“Over 900 more families join the thousands of others previously torn apart by this cruel and illegal policy,” he said. “The administration must not be allowed to circumvent the court order over infractions like minor traffic violations.”



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