President Trump called for Republicans to “stop wasting their time on Immigration” until they elect more Republicans in November. But at least a dozen states, including California, are suing the Trump administration for separating immigrant families. New York is filing a separate suit. The ACLU is asking for a court order that would require Homeland Security to keep detained parents and children together. Will the lawsuits reunite parents and children?
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Susan Freiwald, University of San Francisco School of Law
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