Catherine Weiss, partner and Chair, and Natalie J. Kraner, senior public interest counsel, of the Lowenstein Sandler Center for the Public Interest are both featured in a story in NJ Spotlight about the legal and personal struggles families face when they are separated at the border. The story focuses on a mother and her young son, represented by Lowenstein Sandler, who were reunited after a six-week separation in the summer of 2018. This family was brought back together under the preliminary injunction in Ms. L v. ICE, a class action challenging family separation. Weiss notes that more than 5,000 children have been separated from their parents since July 1, 2017, including 1,100 who were separated despite the injunction in Ms. L v. ICE, which orders family reunification unless a parent is “unfit or presents a danger to the child.” Kraner disputes the government’s assertion that these ongoing separations protect the child’s safety. “We’ve seen cases where mom or dad had a conviction for a $5 destruction of property 20 years ago where they’re separating the child,” she said. “That really has nothing to do with safety.”