Thursday, September 26, 2019

Migrant Families Sue Trump for Family Separation

Migrant families sue over extraordinary harms of family separation. Truthout: “Five asylum-seeking families have sued the government for the ‘substantial and ongoing trauma’ they say they suffered after being separated from one another when they crossed the border from Mexico into Arizona last year. The lawsuit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix on behalf of five mothers and their children, all from Guatemala, who were separated in May 2018 and kept apart for at least two months, during which the mothers had little to no communication with their children. Although all of the families have since been reunited and now reside in the U.S., they still grapple with lingering emotional damage their attorneys say 'was no incidental byproduct of the policy” of the family separation enforced by the Trump administration last year.'"

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