What’s Happening With the Separated Children in New York?

Months after hundreds of immigrant youth were separated from their parents at the southwestern border and sent to New York, some are now being sent back south to rejoin them.

News Story (New York)

Liz Robbins
New York Times (NYT)
July 16, 2018

Tags: Family Separation

Organizations mentioned/involved: Door, The (NY), Legal Aid Society (New York City)


That is what activists and immigration lawyers wanted, but some still see red flags. “The government’s response to the court order to reunify children is to play a game of musical children,” said Eve Stotland, the legal director for The Door, a nonprofit representing a number of migrant children in New York.

Two legal developments on Monday added to the uncertainty. Dana M. Sabraw, the Federal District Court judge who set the July 26 deadline in a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, ordered a stay of deportations for families who had been reunited. This was to ensure that the government did not comply with the order by hastily deporting families.