On June 26, 2018, federal court judge Dana Sabraw issued an injunction against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that prevents the separation of minors from adults when captured illegally crossing into the United States. The order directly conflicts with the Obama-era decision in Flores v. Loretta Lynch and a series of decisions, orders, and laws that make separation mandatory. The conflicting rulings will have to be resolved at the 9th Circuit Court level if there is any hope of the U.S. enforcing its own immigration laws.
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