Even if Trump loses the election in November, it won't be easy to rebuild the programs and sift through backlogs caused by his administration.
After an arduous journey to the U.S., Osamah Mahyoub was initially denied protection by immigration officials and faced deportation back to Yemen.
The decisions could be life-changing for both men. They also demonstrate the unpredictability of the U.S. immigration system.
Any policies Cuccinelli put in place are now void, according to a court ruling.
The U.S. government has acknowledged that being held in detention can be traumatic for children.
The new rule will likely face court challenges, as previous Trump administration policy changes designed to restrict immigration have.
John Lafferty, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services asylum division chief, has reportedly been “pushed out” by Ken Cuccinelli, the agency's hard-line acting director.
The ruling in California comes just hours after a Trump-appointed judge in Washington, D.C., declined to block the rule.
A union representing federal employees said workers were “duty bound to protect vulnerable asylum seekers."
The plan to lock up more undocumented kids misses what is really driving migrants, advocates say.