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Court Appearance: Immigrant Defendants and Photo I

court appearance: The family separation issue is especially urgent for the parents of young children who are more dependent on their mothers and fathers, according to Toronto Star. Studies show that major stress at a very young age can create a lifetime of emotional and physical problems. Then it was the child's turn for his court appearance before a Phoenix immigration judge, who could hardly contain his unease with the situation during the portion of the hearing where he asks immigrant defendants whether they understand the proceedings. DOUG MILLS / The New York Times File Photo I'm embarrassed to ask it, because I don't know who you would explain it to, unless you think that a 1-year-old could learn immigration law, Judge John W. Richardson told the lawyer representing the 1-year-old boy. The separations have become an embarrassment to the administration as stories of crying children separated from mothers and kept apart for weeks on end dominated the news in recent weeks. The boy is one of hundreds of children who need to be reunited with their parents after being separated at the border, many of them split from mothers and fathers as a result of the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy. ( As reported in the news.