US judge tosses bulk of suit against Trump immigration move

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco says the Trump administration provided adequate justification for its decision to end a program that reunited hundreds of immigrants from Central America with family members in the U.S.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler on Monday threw out the bulk of a lawsuit that argued the termination of the Obama-era Central American Minors program was arbitrary and violated the U.S. Constitution.

The International Refugee Assistance Project, a legal advocacy group representing plaintiffs, did not immediately have comment.

The program allowed parents legally in the U.S. to apply to bring children or other family members living in Honduras, Guatemala or El Salvador to the country.

The Trump administration ended it in August 2017 and revoked approval for roughly 2,700 people set to travel to the U.S.

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