Two Children Separated From Parents at the Border Granted Legal Status
Two kids taken from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border have been granted one year of legal status by the U.S Government.
According to the Hartford Courant, the order by U.S. officials now formally closes the children's deportation cases and frees them up to explore legal immigration status. A Yale student, Aseem Mehta who worked on the case had this to say:
"After the harrowing trauma that the government put our young clients through, this grant of immigration status to remain in the United States to seek treatment is important in bringing stability to their lives."
The suit was filed by Connecticut Legal Services for a 9-year-old boy from Honduras and a 14-year-old girl from El Salvador who were taken from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border and then brought to a group home here in Connecticut.
Both children were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder by medical professionals in Connecticut. Here's what it looks like when immigrant children are taken away from their moms and dads and then reunited.