What Attorneys Can Do To Reunify Immigrant Families

Law360 (May 30, 2018, 9:03 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration's plan to prosecute all unauthorized border crossers, resulting in more children being separated from their parents, has already created roadblocks for attorneys trying to reunify immigrant families.

In early May, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions clarified that anyone who smuggles noncitizens across the border, even their own children, will be prosecuted and separated from their family. And Devin O'Malley, a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Justice, said in a press call on Tuesday that when adult immigrants are referred for criminal prosecution, it should be "made very clear that … their children cannot go with them."...

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