'Family Separation 2.0.' Parents in ICE Detention Have To Decide Whether to Keep Their Children or Release Them To Sponsors

Jasmine Aguilera - Time

This article from Time tells the story of one mother in the U.S. who is faced with the decision to either separate from her two-year daughter, releasing her to a sponsor, or keep her daughter in detention with her, waiving the girl’s right to be released. Either way, the mother, Maria, will not be able to leave detention herself.

"As COVID-19 cases continue to increase across the country, court orders from two different lawsuits have created a situation that lawyers and advocates are calling another form of family separation," says the article. "Now, parents in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention must decide whether or not to keep their children with them in custody, or to release them out to sponsors."