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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 27, 2018
U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw issued a preliminary injunction yesterday ordering the federal government to reunite migrant children with their parents, Politico reports. The injunction requires nearly all children younger than 5 be returned to their parents within 14 days and older children within 30 days. “The government readily keeps track of personal property of detainees in criminal and immigration proceedings,” Sabraw wrote in his 24-page order. “Yet, the government has no system in place to keep track of, provide effective communication with, and promptly produce alien children. ... Certainly, that cannot satisfy the requirements of due process.”