ACLU Sues ICE over Alleged Separation of Asylum-Seeking Families

(From UPI)

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class-action lawsuit Friday against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying agents are forcibly removing asylum-seeking parents from their children without reason.

The class-action suit adds onto a pending suit ACLU has already filed to try and reunite a mother and 7-year-old daughter from the Democratic Republic of Congo who sought asylum in the U.S. and were later detained separately, the organization said. After the ACLU filed that suit, government officials released the mother, the organization said.

The class-action suit, which names U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services among other defendants, claims hundreds of parents have been forcibly separated from their children without reason.

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