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Government falls short of reunification order as judge declines extension
7/11/2018

US District Judge Dana Sabraw has declined extensions of deadlines he established for reunions between parents and children separated upon crossing the US-Mexico border -- July 10 for children under 5 and July 26 for children ages 5 to 18 -- calling them "firm deadlines" rather than "aspirational goals." Government officials expected 38 of approximately 100 children under 5 to be with their parents by the end of the day Tuesday but that some reunions weren't possible because parents were unfit, had been deported or are serving criminal sentences.

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