Next legal steps for 2 reunited immigrant families to be discussed

New Haven

Two immigrant children who were detained at the U.S.-Mexico border about two months ago are back in their parents arms.

At noon on Tuesday, Governor Dannel P. Malloy  met with the lawyers on what the next steps are for two immigrant children and their families.

However, a big step was taken on Monday night.

Last week, protestors came out in droves last week to support this family at the Bridgeport Courthouse.

A federal prosecutor wrote in court filings that the 9-year-old little boy from Honduras and the 14-year-old girl from El Salvador were reunited with their parents in the state on Monday night.

The children were at a facility in Groton, while their parents were detained in Texas. 

The U.S. Attorney says these families were seeking asylum from violence in their home countries and will be placed on parole.

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A federal judge in Bridgeport ruled on Friday that the separation between them was unconstitutional.

Experts at Yale diagnosed the children with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

“It is harrowing to see what these children have been through and immediate relief with their families is the definitive intervention that we need to do expeditiously,” said Dr. Andres Martin, Child Psychiatrist. 

This separation was part of the president’s zero tolerance policy at the border, which he says it vital for securing out borders. 

The president has since stopped separating families. 

Connecticut Legal Services and the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School stepped in to represent the two kids. They held a press conference at noon with Governor Malloy.

They filled us in on what the next legal steps are for these families. 

Watch the full press conference in the video above. 

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