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ACLU challenges Trump-era rule on behalf of asylum seekers


February 10, 2021

BOSTON (AP) — A civil liberties group is challenging a Trump-era immigration policy as it seeks to unite seven asylum seekers with their families in Massachusetts.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Boston federal court, said the asylum seekers from Central America expelled last fall include an unaccompanied child fleeing Guatemala to seek safety with family in Massachusetts. The plaintiffs include two families sent back to the Mexican border.

The suit challenges a rule imposed under former President Donald Trump that expelled asylum seeke...

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