Family Separation Continues as Policy Winds Through Courts

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U.S. Border Patrol agents process immigrants from Central America while taking them into custody on August 17, 2016 near Roma, Texas. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union last year continues to bear revelations on the practice of separating kids from their asylum-seeking parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Despite District Judge Dana Sabraw's preliminary injunction last June to halt family separations, the practice continues. Meanwhile, Democrats took Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to task when she testified before the House on Wednesday, questioning her on what they view as inhumane treatment of migrants. We'll bring you the latest on immigration inside the courts and at the border.


Ted Hesson, immigration reporter, POLITICO

Julie Small, reporter, KQED's Criminal Justice and Immigration Team