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ACLU Demands Information on Why Feds Won't Reunite Some Immigrant Kids With Their Parents

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    ACLU Demands Information on Why Feds Won't Reunite Some Immigrant Kids With Their Parents
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    Three-year-old Jose Jr., from Honduras, is helped by representative of the Southern Poverty Law Center as he is reunited with his father Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Phoenix.

    Lawyers representing immigrant parents separated from their children during the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance crackdown are demanding more information about why only about half of minors under the age of 5 are being reunited with their families.

    In a late Thursday court filing, the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge to order the government to give attorneys more specific reasons as to why a parent was excluded from eligibility for a reunion.

    They also noted that the reunion process has been so flawed that there have been "significant problems" with the reunions. One immigrant woman who was freed was left alone at a bus stop with her children, one of whom was six months old. Another parent was transported to a series of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement locations with no notice to her attorneys and ICE refused to allow a lawyer to be present at the family reunion, the court filing said.

    Read more from our partners at The Dallas Morning News here.

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