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Judge Slams HHS for Saying Reunifying Migrant Children with Parents Could Pose Risk

HeadlineJul 16, 2018
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Back in the United States, San Diego Judge Dana Sabraw has blasted the Trump administration’s Health and Human Services Department, after a senior official with the department claimed swiftly reuniting children separated from their parents at the border by immigration officials could place the kids in danger. In response, Judge Sabraw accused HHS of manufacturing the risk to the children in order to “provide cover to Defendants for their own conduct in the practice of family separation, and the lack of foresight and infrastructure necessary to remedy the harms caused by that practice.” Judge Sabraw has ordered the Trump administration must reunite the nearly 3,000 separated children with their parents by July 26.

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