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Families Divided

Judge temporarily blocks immediate deportations of reunited immigrant families

Parents should have time to make an "informed, non-coerced decision" about whether they want to leave the country with their children, the ACLU had argued.

Mercedes (right), a Salvadoran asylum seeker, is reunited with her daughter, Maria, in Corpus Christi on July 13 2018. The two were separated by U.S. authorities after crossing the Texas-Mexico border in mid-May.

Families Divided

The Trump administration's “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which led to the separation of children from adults who crossed the border illegally, has fueled a national outcry. Sign up for our ongoing coverage. Send story ideas to tips@texastribune.org.

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