A federal judge in San Diego refused to dismiss an ACLU lawsuit challenging the government's practice of separating children from parents when they arrive at the U.S. border seeking asylum. Last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions enacted a "zero tolerance policy" directing the Justice Department to criminally prosecute anyone who illegally crosses the southern border. In a break from previous practice, kids traveling with those immigrants are now being taken to different detention facilities than their parents, often in other states. We'll discuss the legality of the policy and its impact on children.
Lee Gelernt, deputy director, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project
Jeff Merkley, U.S. Senator representing Oregon
Nick Miroff national security reporter, Washington Post
Jennifer Nagda, policy director, Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights
Devin O'Malley spokesperson, U.S. Department of Justice