Judge questions migrant rules

National News

September 27, 2019 - 4:37 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A US judge has said rules issued by the Trump administration for the detention of immigrant children are inconsistent with a longstanding agreement that lays out conditions for their custody.

U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles on Friday told government lawyers she did not see how their rules adhered to a 1997 settlement that applies to all minors and that she must apply basic contract law.

Immigrant advocates say Gee issued a tentative ruling indicating she will likely block the Trump rules from taking effect. She hasn’t issued a final ruling and is still weighing the issue.

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