Feds Ordered To Halt Release Policy For NY Detained Minors

By Kevin Penton (June 28, 2018, 4:52 PM EDT) -- A New York federal court on Wednesday ordered the federal government to pause its policy requiring the head of an immigration agency to personally review and sign off on the release of detained minors who have been held in a more restrictive setting, certifying a class of children held in the state.

U.S. District Judge Paul A. Crotty entered a preliminary injunction barring the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement from continuing its policy of requiring Director Scott Lloyd to sign off on the releases, holding that the child detainees have established that the class members...

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