A judge in the United states has temporarily halted deportation of reunited migrant families separated by the Trump administration.
Federal Judge Dana Sabraw ordered a delay of deportations Monday a week after reunification upon request by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU.)
The request was made over “persistent and increasing rumors … that mass deportations may be carried out imminently and immediately upon reunification,” according to the ACLU.
The parents are supposed to decide if they want to go back to their country with their children or without them or pursue asylum.
The ACLU argued in its court filing that they need more time to make such a decision as it “cannot be made until parents not only have had time to fully discuss the ramifications with their children, but also to hear from the child’s advocate or counsel, who can explain to the parent the likelihood of the child ultimately prevailing in his or her own…