Judge: Thousands of additional migrant families may have to reunite by Trump administration
Mar 11, 2019 11:50 AM EDT
A federal judge ruled on Friday that thousands of additional migrant families that were separated by the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy should be part of an ongoing class-action lawsuit, and may force the administration to reunite them as well.
U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw has already ordered the administration to reunite more than 2,800 migrant children who were separated from their parents as of June 26, 2018, the date he issued his order. Sabraw wrote in Friday's order that he set that date because there was no reason to believe the government had been systematically separating families en masse before then.