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US judge orders immigrant children, parents to be reunited within 30 days

The separations sparked widespread condemnation in the United States, including from within President Donald Trump's own Republican Party, and abroad

Jonathan Stempel & Doina Chiacu | Reuters  |  New York/Washington 

A US judge has blocked the Trump administration from separating immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, and ordered that those who were separated be reunited within 30 days. The nationwide injunction issued late Tuesday by US. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego will not be the final word on a heated battle over the treatment of immigrant families who cross the border illegally. A government appeal is likely. Sabraw's preliminary injunction also requires the government to reunite children under the age of five with their parents within ...

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First Published: Wed, June 27 2018. 21:13 IST