ACLU sues U.S. over immigration, alleges systematic separation of parents and children

ACLU sues U.S. over immigration, alleges systematic separation of parents and children

[Ed. – Sigh.]

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing the U.S. government of broadly separating immigrant families seeking asylum.

The lawsuit, filed Friday, follows action the ACLU took in the case of a Congolese woman and her 7-year-old daughter, who were being held in immigration facilities 2,000 miles apart.

The woman was released Tuesday from a San Diego detention center. The 7-year-old remains at a Chicago facility for unaccompanied immigrant children.

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Immigrant advocates accuse the Trump administration of systematically separating parents and children seeking asylum to deter people from coming to the United States.

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