U.S. Border Patrol agents conduct intake of illegal border crossers at the Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, on June 17, 2018. (CBP photo)

Federal Judge Rules Trump Administration Must Provide Mental Health Services to Migrant Families Separated at Border

A federal judge in California reportedly ruled this week that the government must provide mental health services to migrant families that have undergone trauma as a result of being separated by the Trump administration at the southern border.

The Tuesday ruling in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles said the Trump administration could be held accountable for the psychological effects of its hard-line immigration policies, The New York Times reports.

In the ruling, Judge John Kronstadt said the federal government must make mental health screenings, psychological counseling and other forms of treatment available to the thousands of migrant families who have been forcibly separated over the past few years with no guarantee of when they’d be reunited.

Read more at The Hill

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