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More than 700 kids still separated in US

ELIGIBILITY:While the government said that the deadline for reunification had been met, the ACLU said that it was manipulating the figures to give an impression of success

AFP, LOS ANGELES

“Nobody chooses to be separated, unlike what this administration is saying,” US Senator Catherine Cortez Masto said.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has submitted court documents containing testimony from parents who say they were coerced into signing off on their deportations.

“In nearly all of the cases we’ve seen, government officials used threats, false promises, misinformation and other coercive tactics,” AILA president Anastasia Tonello said in statement. “The government’s conduct calls into question whether any of these parents understood what they were agreeing to.”

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