A US judge has blocked the administration of President Donald Trump from separating immigrant parents and children at the US-Mexico border.
The nationwide injunction issued Tuesday by US District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego, California, also ordered that those who were separated be reunited within 30 days.
However, the ruling will not be the final word over the US immigration crisis. An appeal by the Trump administration is likely.
Sabraw, an appointee of former Republican President George W. Bush, rebuked the Trump administration.
“The facts set forth before the court, portray reactive governance responses to address a chaotic circumstance of the government’s own making,” he wrote. “They belie measured and ordered governance, which is central to the concept of due process enshrined in our Constitution.”
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