Some migrant parents deported without kids can return to US
By NOMAAN MERCHANT
HOUSTON (AP) - A federal judge has ordered the U.S. government to allow the return of 11 parents who were deported without their children during the Trump administration's wide-scale separation of immigrant families.
U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw ruled Wednesday that government agents unlawfully prevented those parents from pursuing asylum cases.
The parents who will be allowed back include David Xol, the father of 9-year-old Byron, who has lived for several months with a family in Texas after spending nearly a year in government custody. It wasn't immediately clear when David Xol and other parents would come back.
Sabraw declined to allow seven other parents in the original request to return.
More than 400 parents were deported without their children when the administration was implementing a zero-tolerance policy last year on border crossings.
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