Separated Families Win Small Victory from US Court
A U.S. federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to stop immediate deportations of immigrant families. The order, which is enforced until at least July 24, would give families time to decide their next steps.
U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw of San Diego issued the order Monday after a court filing from the American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU. The filing raised concerns that the government would try to immediately deport families when they were reunited. The ACLU argued that the families must have time to understand their legal rights and decide whether to apply for asylum.
Sabraw asked the government to respond before the next hearing on July 24. Until then, Sabraw stopped immediate deportations.
The Trump administration's policy of separating families led to condemnation around the world.
On June 20, Trump ended the policy as the court had ordered the government to reunite more than 2,500 children with their families by July 26.
Jorge Baron is executive director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. He said the ban on immediate deportations "buys us a little bit of time."
He said he was still unsure of whether contact has been made with all parents detained in his part of the country.
Baron's group has secured lawyers for many separated families in detention centers in Washington State. But even on Monday, he said, he learned of an immigrant mother who had not made contact with a lawyer. He believes that she might have gone ignored without the judge's order.
Many of the immigrants are fleeing violence in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
I'm Ashley Thompson.
1.legal rights 合法权利
The State protects the legal rights and interests of the private enterprise.
2.detention centers 拘留中心
The detention centers came under criticism from penal reformers.
3.Until then 直到那时
It was not until then that he realized he was wrong.
4.federal judge 联邦法官
Now a federal judge in California has ruled it unconstitutional.
5.The ACLU argued that the families must have time to understand their legal rights and decide whether to apply for asylum.
apply for 申请
He has to apply for a permit and we have to find him a job.
She only made the decision to apply for training after years of agonizing.
6.He said the ban on immediate deportations "buys us a little bit of time."
a little bit of 一点点；少许
I was a little bit of regret.
I think we saw it on your face, a little bit of shock value.
周一，美国圣地亚哥地方法院法官德纳·萨布劳（Dana Sabraw）在美国公民自由联盟（ACLU）提交了一份法庭文件后发布了该命令。这份文件引发人们的担忧——政府会趁这些家庭团聚之时立即将他们驱逐出境 。美国公民自由联盟认为，这些家庭必须有足够的时间了解他们的合法权利，并决定是否申请庇护 。
豪尔赫·巴伦（Jorge Baron）是“西北移民权利项目”的执行董事。他说，禁止立即驱逐出境“给我们提供了一点时间 。”
在华盛顿州的拘留中心，巴伦的团队还为许多离散家庭提供了律师。但他指出，他了解到，截至周一，仍有一位移民母亲尚未与律师取得联系 。他认为，如果没有法官的命令，她应该会被忽视 。