Judge orders Trump administration to help find missing migrant parents


Now this is silly…..Shoes worn by migrants are displayed to protest migrant family separation at the federal courthouse in McAllen, Texas, on July 26.Nathan Lambrecht / AP

U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, the judge who issued a now-past deadline to reunite migrant families separated at the border, has given the Trump administration until Wednesday to provide detailed information on hundreds of “missing” parents deemed ineligible for reunification.

The government on Friday said that 650 of the 2,551 migrant children remained separated because their parents had been deported or deemed otherwise ineligible. The ruling amounted to a victory for the American Civil Liberties Union, which has been fighting in court to bring the families back together.

The judge’s order “leaves no doubt that the court expects the remaining reunifications to get done promptly,” said ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt.

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