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California judge orders eight-year ban on migrant family separations at the border

The policy of separating children from their families upon illegal arrival in the United States set off a firestorm of media criticism during the Trump administration and ultimately led to the then-commander-in-chief ending it.

Published: December 8, 2023 4:59pm

A federal judge in San Diego on Friday ordered the federal government to refrain from separating migrant families at the border in an attempt to deter new arrivals for eight years.

The decision came from U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw after she approved a settlement between the Department of Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union, which had challenged the policy on behalf of a group of families, the Associated Press reported.

The policy of separating children from their families upon illegal arrival in the United States set off a firestorm of media criticism during the Trump administration and ultimately led to the then-commander-in-chief's ending it.

Sabraw ordered the policy's termination after Trump ended it of his own accord, but further required that the government reunite the existing separated families within 30 days at the time.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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