A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to reunite more families that were separated at the border.
US District Judge Dana Sabraw ruled the government must bring parents and children who were separated as early as July 1, 2017 back together, in an updated ruling on a lawsuit brought by the ACLU.
Previously, he ruled that about 2,700 children in government custody as of June 26, 2018, the date of his initial decision in the case, should be reunited with their parents.
The new order could apply to thousands more children, but first the separated families must be identified. That’s a challenge, because the government didn’t have an adequate tracking system when the separations began.