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ACLU class action lawsuit seeks to block immigrant family separations

Michelle Brane, the director of the Migrant Rights and Justice Program at the Women's Refugee Commission said that while separations did exist under the Obama administration at times, she's seen a significant increase since June 2017. She said it is difficult to track how many family members are involved because the government does not keep trackable records of the separations, and the majority of immigrant detainees do not have attorneys to document their case.