U.S. judge orders immediate release of detained Brazilian boy

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A federal judge in Chicago has declined to rule immediately on the release of a 9-year-old Brazilian boy who was separated from his mother at the U.S. -Mexico border.

Trump has expressed frustration at US immigration laws and reiterated on Monday that people should be turned away at the border.

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He has spent four weeks at a government-contracted shelter in Chicago, much of it alone in a room, quarantined with chicken pox.

In April, HHS entered into an agreement with law enforcement officials that requires sponsors and adult family members to submit fingerprints and be subject to a thorough immigration and criminal background check.

But Thursday, government lawyers said - while Souza watched from the gallery - that her son had been labeled an "unaccompanied child".

She said that the children arrive at care facilities without a parent's tracking number, and parents don't tend to have their kids' numbers, according to USA Today.

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Some parents who are attempting to get their children placed with friends or relatives in the US are being asked by the government to provide fingerprints of relatives along with utility bills and lease information, which many newly arrived immigrants don't have, said Jesse Bless, an attorney from Jeff Goldman Immigration in Boston, who is representing Lidia Karine Souza.

"I don't believe the administration knows even where these children are, who they belong to", Jayapal said.

Lindsay Toczylowski, executive director of Immigrant Defenders Law Center in Los Angeles told the Texas Tribune: "We were representing a three-year-old in court recently who had been separated from the parents". She said a hotline given to her to help locate him did not work.

- We don't know if every child will be successfully reunited with his or her parent. While having children appear in court without their parents is not an uncommon practice, more children than before are being ordered into court.

The order, published online by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) states that all children under the age of five will be reunified with their parents in 14 days, and minors older than five will be reunited with their parents within 30 days.

More than 2,000 children remain separated from their parents, and critics say the government has no plan to reunite them. On Thursday, Souza said she had reason to worry her son wasn't eating well and could lose weight.

U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, who was appointed by Republican President George W. Bush, made clear he thought the current policy of zero tolerance had caused irreparable harm to children. She has been told the soonest he could be released would be in late July. The hearing is set for Thursday. "I'm ashamed that we're doing this", he said. "I came out of necessity", she said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday.

"The children are left abandoned, crying, upset, often extremely upset to the point of disassociating, where they become resigned to their situation and hopeless", she said. He said other children in the shelters "are suffering a lot", and he described how he spent time in isolation because he had chickenpox.

Were it not so tragic, it's nearly comical to think that these children would be able to defend themselves in court, let alone explain why they left their homes in the first place.

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