Approximately 2,700 children in Central America will now be allowed to reunite with their parents living under protected status in the US.
It ensures a lawsuit that challenged the Trump administration’s cancellation of a programme that gave the children the right to join their parents.
However, the Central American Minors programme which was closed in 2017 has benefited children from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.
Wayback, many of the parents have fled natural disasters and disputes.
Thus the case was brought against the government by 12 children and parent applicants to the Central American Minors programme and immigrant advocacy group CASA.
In the last month, a judge at the United States District Court in San Francisco ruled that the applications must be processed.
So many need to escape danger
Moreover, one of the parents identified as SA during the case had already spent thousands of dollars on plane tickets when the programme was canceled.
The parent said in a statement:
“My heart jumps and cries for joy because there are so many who need to flee the threat. I have faith that I will be together with my daughter and grandson soon”.
Under the ruling, the government must finish processing children who were in the final stages of their application.
Linda Evarts [Attorney at the International Refugee Assistance Project] said:
We are so pleased that after many years apart our clients will finally have the break to reunite with each other in safety.
As per the group, the government anticipates that most applicants will be approved for parole and allowed to travel to the US.
President Donald Trump, last month, has cut off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras in a bid to force their governments to stop migration into the US.
Well, there has been a large jump in asylum seekers leaving violence in the three countries.
As the three nations are most of the migrants on the US southern border arrive from.