The legality of immigrant children in detention centers

The legality of immigrant children in detention centers
The legality of immigrant children in detention centers

The legality of immigrant children in detention centers

Last week a federal judge in California ordered the government to promptly release immigrant children from family detention centers "without unnecessary delay," and “with their mothers when possible.” The judge denied the government’s request to reconsider a ruling she made earlier this summer, requiring that children held in family detention centers after crossing the US-Mexico border illegally be released. She refuted the government’s argument that the release of the minors would cause another surge of illegal immigration across the border. Government agencies have until October 23rd to comply with the order. Rachel Tiven, an immigration attorney and executive director of Immigrant Justice Corps joins us to talk about the ruling and what happens next to the families who have been held in detention. (Photo: Flickr/marcokalman)