Judge temporarily halts deportation of reunited families who were separated under Trump policy
Posted: 10:07 AM, Jul 16, 2018
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<p>Demonstrators hold up flags with an Aztec eagle, recalling the flag of the United Farm Workers, during a rally against the Trump administration's immigration policies across from the federal courthouse in Brownsville, Texas, on June 28, 2018. Despite the Trump administration ending the zero-tolerance policy toward immigration, demonstrators called for separated families to be reunited and protested the detention of children and families seeking asylum at the border.</p>
A federal judge has temporarily halted the deportation of families who were recently reunited after being separated by the Trump administration.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed paperwork saying attorneys were concerned about "mass deportations" following the reunification of children with their parents. They asked that deportations be stalled after the families were reunited to ensure no family is being improperly deported.
Judge Dana Sabraw said Monday he'd order a temporary halt to any deportations for a week until the government can respond to the ACLU motion.
This story is developing.
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