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Separated families may have their asylum cases reviewed

Immigration issues can span far and wide. A family from another country may try to come to United States in hopes of pursuing a better life, but in the end, they may face more turmoil than expected. The separation of children from parents along the border remains a serious issue, but some asylum cases for these individuals may be reviewed.

It was recently reported that a judge in California has ordered that the U.S. government take the time to go over a number of asylum cases involving families who were separated at the border. The American Civil Liberties Union and the federal government came to an agreement last month that the asylum cases for over 1,000 separated immigrant families would be processed. So far, the government has not made headway on those cases.

The federal government argued that there was still time to begin the processing, but the recent order from the judge stated that the government must comply with the terms of last month's settlement and begin the proceedings immediately. Because the cases have not yet been reviewed, some families have already faced deportation. However, the judge's order does not apply to all 1,000 cases, but it does apply to approximately 60 people who agreed to the terms of settlement made last month.

The families affected by this settlement will likely feel some sense of relief that their cases will be reviewed. Of course, seeking asylum in the United States is a complex process. Parties looking to give themselves the best chance of reaching their goals may want to enlist the help of California attorneys who could provide guidance throughout the proceedings.

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