The Department of Health & Human Services has until 5pm PT today to comply.

The Department of Justice on Friday asked a federal judge for more time to reunite families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border as a result of the Trump Administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy.

Government lawyers argued that meeting an upcoming July 10 court-mandated deadline to reunite children under age 5 and a subsequent deadline to reunite the nearly 3,000 remaining children later this month would be difficult.

In a hearing late Friday afternoon, the judge requested a case-by-case list from the government by Saturday, 5 p.m. PT, of around 100 children under 5 who still need to be reunified with their parents, and on Monday morning will rule if a reunification deadline can be extended for some of those cases.


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