...A U.S. judge ruled the Trump administration acted within its authority when it separated more than 900 children from their parents at the border after determining the parents to be unfit or dangerous.
...That the administration was returning to the previously condemned policies of widespread child separation by using minor criminal history as criteria to separate families.
..."We are evaluating the decision to determine next steps on how to ensure that children are not separated from their parents based on minor infractions," attorney Lee Gelernt said, according to the AP. The Hill reached out to the Department of Justice for comment.
...This decision comes after Sabraw had previously ruled against the "Zero tolerance" family separation policy, ordering 2,800 children to be returned to their families.
...The judge later also ruled that the 1,500 children separated earlier in Trump's presidency had to be returned.
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