[Ed. – A sad litany of symptoms that could have been avoided by not dragging the children over hundred of miles of primitive, arduous travel and then demanding unlawful entry into the United States, probably in conjunction with a perilous border-crossing event. Note that one of the families is back in Guatemala, with the child in question in school, and is pursuing the lawsuit from there. Clearly, that family is not in fear of imminent death or under active persecution.]
Three fathers who were separated from their young children when they tried to migrate to the US want millions of dollars in compensation from the US government for the toll the months of separation took on their families.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and law firm Covington & Burlington [sic] filed administrative claims Thursday seeking damages from the US government on behalf of three men who were separated from their children at the border. The separation caused lasting harm for the families, the advocacy group and law firm said in a news release.
The filings describe children who cry in the night, refuse to eat and are fearful of going out, and parents struggling with guilt and anxiety.