ACLU Comment on Asylum Agreement in Family Separation Challenge

September 13, 2018 10:00 am

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NEW YORK — An agreement was reached overnight on asylum rights for families separated by the Trump administration. The legal challenge remains ongoing but the agreement, if approved by the court, may allow many separated families to seek asylum.

Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, had this reaction:

“This agreement would give many families a second chance at seeking asylum and leaves open the possibility for some deported parents to return to the United States. The Trump administration will never be able to erase the full damage of its family separation policy, but this agreement is an important step toward restoring and protecting the asylum rights of impacted children and parents going forward.”

The parties will be back in court tomorrow.

The agreement is here:

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