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3. Thanks. Just caught this:
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 11:32 PM
Jun 2018

'The chief lawyer representing illegal immigrant children in the U.S. said Wednesday he is considering asking a court to block the deportations of any parents involved in the family separations until they can be reunited with their children.

Peter Schey said he is studying the option, and may ask a federal judge in California to impose the condition as part of the Flores Settlement, the long-standing agreement that governs how the government can treat illegal immigrant children — and by extension their parents.

“We are currently exploring whether the court in the Flores case may have the authority to block the deportation of parents until they have been reunited with their parents. We are also exploring whether the court may order the Trump administration to immediately implement a procedure to reunite children with parents who have already been deported,” Mr. Schey said in a statement he provided to The Washington Times.

Homeland Security officials said that from May 5 through June 9 some 2,342 juveniles were separated from parents who were jailed as part of the new zero tolerance policy.

The government cannot say how many of them have been reunited with their parents yet.

And lawyers say some parents were deported without their children, who were “lost” in the child detention system run by the federal Health Department.'


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