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Thu Sep 13, 2018, 12:45 PM

U.S. reaches agreement over separated immigrant families

Source: Reuters

POLITICS SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 / 9:12 AM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

U.S. reaches agreement over separated immigrant families

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration has reached a settlement stemming from the separation of immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. border that lets some 1,000 people affected by the policy apply again for U.S. asylum after previously being turned down.

The settlement, detailed in court documents late on Wednesday, represented a victory for rights groups that challenged President Donald Trump’s contentious “zero tolerance” policy toward illegal immigrants entering the United States.

The settlement, which still needs a judge’s approval, gives parents and children of immigrants a second chance to apply for asylum after U.S. authorities previously rejected their claims that they faced “credible fear of persecution or torture” if sent back to their home countries.

While about 2,500 children and parents were affected by the family separation that Trump later abandoned, more than 1,000 people will be eligible to apply again for asylum under the settlement, according to Muslim Advocates, one of the rights groups that sued the administration.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration/u-s-reaches-agreement-over-separated-immigrant-families-idUSKCN1LT240

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 12:49 PM

1. When they write a check for $500,000 per family affected, let me know, until then

it wont be enough plus I dont believe they will do anything they say they will do.

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Thu Sep 13, 2018, 12:53 PM

2. Anyone seen an up to date cost on this fiasco? All because of a so-called leader with a warped brain

Between the private contracts, changes in procedures, moving children from place to place to confuse and deflect judgment, etc., I can just imagine what the cost will end up being for taxpayers. Needless expense, mainly due to racist attitudes.

I think we will be shocked when Trump is gone and the figures come to light. We thought "W" was bad with his war costs. Wait until you see Trump's actual spending due to ignorance and a cooperating Congress. Shame on all of them.

The cost to the country doesn't include the cost to these families and the lives of those poor kids.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 12:55 PM

3. Just a bunch of words

When do the children all get reunited with their parents? Nothing less is acceptable.

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