Judge Considers Whether to Bar Family Separations Over Criminal Histories

Pleading with a federal judge about what he called “the biggest moment” in the family separation litigation since it was filed, American Civil Liberties Union attorney Lee Gelernt asked Friday for a determination when families can be separated based on a parent’s criminal history.

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Detained for His Last Name, US Citizen’s Suit Revived by 2nd Circuit

Even though he has the 11th most common surname in the United States, Brooklyn-born Luis Hernandez came under a cloud of suspicion by government officials after being picked up for a misdemeanor a little more than five years ago. On Tuesday, the Second Circuit revived his suit against the United States and New York City.

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US Report: Separated Children Deeply Traumatized in Detention

The child-separation policy enacted by President Donald Trump inflicted high degrees of trauma on children already severely distressed by violence in their home countries or encountered during their journey, according to a government report released Wednesday.

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