After Trump stated that the children that were separated from their families will not reunite with their parents who are still in the detention centers, a San Diego federal judge gave a court order to the government to do the opposite.
About 18 different states claimed a lawsuit against the U.S. government to reunite children with parents who have been held at facilities under the “zero-tolerance policy.” One of the states is California, which was filed from San Diego.
Dana Sabraw, a U.S. District Judge put an order that would require to reunite kids of age 5 and under with their parents within the next 14 days. She also put an order that kids over the age of 5 be reunited with their family within the next 30 days.
However, Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services, claims that the quickest way for these families to be reunited is to take back their asylum claims and agree to be deported back to their country.
If the parents are still claiming their case as an “asylum claim,” then their case may take months or years and they will be held in the detention center for the entire time.
Azar stated if their case is still pending or under revision, they will not be reunited with their kids.
Today, The House voted on a bill that was originated by Republicans that would rebuild or recreate some of America’s immigration laws. However, results of the vote have not been said yet.