Judge Refuses To Second-Guess Family Separations At Border

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A U.S. judge has ruled that the Trump administration is operating within its authority when separating families stopped at the Mexico border.

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico is suing the state's largest school district over a 2018 incident where a teacher allegedly cut the hair of a Native American student during class on Halloween. Images

The American Civil Liberties Union says U.S. immigration authorities separated more than 1,500 children from their parents at the Mexico border early in the Trump administration, bringing the total number of children separated since July 2017 to more than 5,400.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Thursday seeking potentially millions of dollars in damages on behalf of thousands of immigrant families who were separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

A New Mexico city in the Four Corners area has asked residents to help fund the remaining balance of fees resulting from a Ten Commandments monument lawsuit.