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Families Divided

Judge says reunited migrant families can now face a choice: Stay locked up together, or separate again

The Justice Department asked for the order to ensure that migrant parents who would otherwise have been detained can’t “bootstrap a right to release” just because they’re reunited with their children.

The South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley is one of two family immigrant detention centers in Texas.

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

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