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Phoenix immigration attorney breaks down tumultuous week’s news

Jun 22, 2018, 3:42 PM | Updated: 3:56 pm

PHOENIX — This week, news of more than 2,300 immigrant children being separated from their families — mostly seeking asylum — at the border sparked a conversation over the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy.

The policy, implemented in April, called for the prosecution of anybody crossing the border illegally, without exception.

Immigrants detained after crossing at ports of entry with children were being separated and housed in facilities apart from one another.

Amid outrage and pressure from lawmakers and activists, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to allow families to be detained together, at least temporarily.

KTAR’s Martha Maurer spoke to one valley immigration attorney who has handled asylum cases to explain the developments in the case. Ray Ybarra Maldonado, attorney at Ybarra Maldonado Law Group in Phoenix, broke down the sequence of events and the next steps moving forward in the video above.

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Phoenix immigration attorney breaks down tumultuous week’s news