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Families Sue Gov’t over Family Separation Policy

HeadlineFeb 13, 2019

Eight families are suing the Trump administration for the trauma and “inexplicable cruelty” of Trump’s “zero tolerance” family separation policy. Lawyers for the families say the policy has left the children with lasting emotional scars and altered behaviors, including not being able to sleep or eat. The suit is seeking $6 million in damages for each family. The U.S. government has admitted to separating 2,700 children from their families, but a recent Health and Human Services report suggests there could be thousands more. The nonprofit Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas, recently told The Guardian they still receive calls every week about new cases of family separations.

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