CT attorney skeptical of president's border policy solution

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Immigration lawyers in western Connecticut warn that President Donald Trump's solution to separating families at the United States border could worsen the situation.

Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order that will keep families together at the border. The children will be detained with their parents at immigration facilities. The move apparently violates a 2016 court order that says children can only be detained for 20 days, which is why kids have so far been removed while their parents await prosecution.

Bridgeport immigration lawyer Alex Meyerovich says Trump's new plan is likely to be challenged immediately.

"There's going to be a flurry of litigation and, as with many executive decisions issued by President Trump, this may end up with the Supreme Court," Meyerovich says.

News 12 is told that as many as five children are currently being held in Connecticut.

When undocumented children come to Connecticut, groups like the Institute for Refugees in Bridgeport try to place them with relatives already living in the state. If there are no relatives, the state will place the child in foster care.

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