Group said in court filing 911 children had been separated at border since June 2018 order, and one in every five is under age five

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said more than 900 children have been separated from their families at the border since a judge ordered last year that the practice be sharply curtailed.

The group said in a court filing Tuesday in San Diego that 911 children had been separated from their families since the court order. They include 678 whose parents faced allegations of criminal conduct. Other reasons include alleged gang affiliation, unfitness or child safety concerns, “unverified familial relationship,” or parent illness.

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