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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

GUEST:

Bianca Bruno, reporter, Courthouse News

Transcript

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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