US court orders reunification of kids separated from migrant parents

UK - US Relations

A US judge has ordered that migrant children and their parents who were separated when they crossed into the US should be reunited within 30 days.

The judge issued the injunction in a case stemming from the administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy.

Meanwhile the policy of breaking up families at the Mexico border is being challenged by 17 us states.

The states involved include Massachusetts, Washington, New York, California, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia plus the District of Columbia.

More than 2,300 migrant children have been separated from their parents since early may under the trump administration’s controversial policy, which seeks to criminally prosecute anyone crossing the border illegally.

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