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San Diego Federal Judge Formally Approves Family Separation Settlement

A mother migrating from Honduras holds her 1-year-old child as surrendering t...

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Above: A mother migrating from Honduras holds her 1-year-old child as surrendering to U.S. Border Patrol agents after illegally crossing the border Monday, June 25, 2018, near McAllen, Texas.

San Diego Judge Formally Approves Family Separation Settlement


Bianca Bruno, reporter, Courthouse News


Hundreds of families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year are now being given a second chance to seek asylum in the United States.

On Thursday, San Diego Federal Judge Dana Sabraw officially approved a settlement between the government and attorneys for families separated.

Under the agreement, the separated families will get a second interview to determine if they have "credible fear" of persecution in their home countries.

The settlement comes as hundreds of members of a migrant caravan arrived in Tijuana this week to seek asylum in the U.S.

Courthouse News reporter Bianca Bruno discusses the significance of the settlement, Friday on Midday Edition.


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