Federal judge orders immigration officials to let sweatshop detainees see lawyers Natalie Hrubos at 11:52 AM ET
[JURIST] US District Judge Richard G. Stearns ordered US immigration officials on Friday to provide detainees from a New Bedford, Massachusetts sweatshop access to lawyers and not to move them out of state. Stearns also told the state Department of Social Services and the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency [official websites] to find a solution to the problem of mothers or primary caregivers who have been separated from their children and detained.
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