Judge extends ruling to more border families
A federal judge who ordered that over 2,700 children be reunited with their parents on Friday expanded his authority to potentially thousands more children who were separated at the border earlier during the Trump administration.
Dana Sabraw ruled that his authority applies to any parents who were separated at the border on or after July 1, 2017. Previously his order applied only to parents whose children were in custody on June 26, 2018.
The judge will consider the next steps on March 28. A Justice Department spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.