ABSTRACT

Family Separation at the Border and the Ms. L. Litigation [July 31, 2018]   [open pdf - 557KB]

"The separation of families of non-U.S. nationals (aliens) apprehended by immigration authorities near the border has prompted contentious debate among policymakers as well as legal challenge to immigration detention policies. Trump Administration officials have called for legislation addressing family separation, while some lawmakers have urged the executive branch to modify current separation policies to ensure that families detained by immigration authorities are held or released from custody together. On June 20, 2018, President Trump issued an executive order announcing that it is 'the policy of this Administration to maintain family unity, including by detaining families together where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources.'"

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CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10180
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2018-07-31
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