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Immigrant rights activists in Seattle file suit accusing US of unfairly prolonging family separations
SEATTLE (AP) — Immigrant rights activists in Seattle sued the Trump administration Monday, saying it is unnecessarily prolonging the separation of asylum-seeking immigrants from their children. The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Seattle on behalf of three Central American women held in federal custody in Washington state, thousands of miles from where immigration officials have transferred their children. The lawsuit seeks class-action status on behalf of dozens of other immigrants separated from their children and detained in Washington state.