Judge reverses deportation order

A federal judge in Washington stopped the deportation of a mother and daughter after their plane had already taken off. ABC News' Stephanie Ramos reports.
2:16 | 08/10/18

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We've began with a major ruling from a federal judge. Halting the deportation of a mother and child after their plane had even taken up. The judge threatened to hold attorney general Jeff Sessions in contempt and ordered the government to immediately bring the family back to the United States to seek asylum. ABC's Stephanie Roberts has the new details morning Stephanie. Hey Maggie in Candice good morning. What becomes a job administration's new policy toward asylum seekers the ACLU says there's just disregard for the life or death circumstance that these immigrant women and children are facing. A mother and daughter Seeking Asylum in the US were deported by the trump administration while their case was still being heard in courts. During their hearing US district judge Emmet Sullivan was told the mom and daughter were already on their way back to El Salvador. We're acting to the news the judge said this is pretty outrageous somebody in pursuit of justice in the United States court is just spirited away while her attorneys are arguing for justice for her. He immediately ordered the government to turn their plane around and threatened contempt charges. Starting with attorney general Jeff Sessions if the situation isn't fixed the ACLU representing the pair treated. The mother and daughter are still going to have to fight the trump administration's. They're challenging a recent policy change by the Justice Department that aims to speed up the removal of asylum seekers who fail to prove their cases. This comes just says the parents of First Lady maligning a trump. Officially became US citizens group process the president has repeatedly criticized as chain migration. Under the current broken system. A single immigrant can bring in virtually unlimited numbers. Of distant relatives. The lottery system. And chain migration and and them. Fast the president in malls moved to the United States from Slovenia and we're just recently sponsored by their daughter. There attorney says they received no special treatment. Sources tell ABC news a mother and daughter ordered back to the US are now on their way to weigh detention facility in Texas according. They still have a long legal battle had sent him promise thank you.

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