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Friday, April 26, 2019

ICE Given Six Months to Identify Separated Families

Despite assurances from the Justice Department that immigration officials “as soon as possible” would identify immigrant families separated at the Mexican border nearly a year before the “zero tolerance” policy was announced, a federal judge on Thursday set a six-month deadlinefor the government to identify the families.

U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, who has been presiding over family separation litigation in the Southern District of California since the initial lawsuit was brought in February 2018, gave the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services the green light to start identifying families who may have been separated at the border as early as July 2017.

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