CBS – Advocacy groups on Friday mounted the first class-action court challenge against the Trump administration’s unprecedented policy of expelling migrant children from the U.S. southern border without giving them an opportunity to seek humanitarian refuge.

The lawsuit, spearheaded by the American Civil Liberties Union and filed in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., seeks to block border officials from citing an emergency public health order to suspend the legal safeguards Congress created for migrant children who are apprehended without their parents or legal guardians.

U.S. border officials made 2,506 arrests of unaccompanied children. Only 168 were allowed to stay and seek refuge.

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