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Over 900 children separated at US border, ACLU urges judge to take action

US District Court Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego ordered the reunification of more than 2,800 migrant children in a court supervised process

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The Paso del Norte border crossing bridge that connects El Paso, Texas, US with Ciudad Juarez is pictured during sunset, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico April 4, 2019. Photo: Reuters

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The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday asked a federal judge to stop the Trump administration’s ongoing separation of families at the US-Mexico border, saying the government had taken more than 900 children from their parents since the policy officially ended last year.  

In June 2018, the government said it would end its “zero tolerance” policy of prosecuting those who illegally cross the border and separating them from their children after a public outcry and a legal challenge by the ACLU.

US District Court Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego ordered the reunification of more than 2,800 migrant children in

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First Published: Jul 31 2019 | 10:55 AM IST

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