ACLU Challenges Trump Administration Practice of Forcibly Separating Asylum-Seeking Parents and Young Children

7-Year-Old Daughter Separated From Mother for Nearly Four Months
SAN DIEGO —(ENEWSPF)—February 26, 2018

By: ACLU Media

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit today seeking to reunite an asylum-seeking mother and her 7-year-old daughter fleeing violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, only to be forcibly torn from each other in the U.S. and detained separately 2,000 miles apart.

Reports arose in December that the Trump administration was considering a new plan to separate border-crossing parents from their children as a way to scare others from seeking refuge . . .

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