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Why reuniting separated migrant families will be difficult

Clip: 04/26/2019 | 4m 40s Video has closed captioning.

A DHHS inspector general’s report found it likely thousands more children and parents were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border than previously thought. The Trump administration said it needed up to two years to identify the families, but a federal court granted six months instead. The ACLU’s Lee Gelernt tells Yamiche Alcindor why the judge's decision prompts the issue's "most important moment.”

Aired: 04/26/19

Rating: NR

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