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HC Wake-Up Call: The Latest With Detained Immigrant Families – Pregnant Women Not Getting Treatment, Extension On Reunions + More, & Trump’s Driver Suing Him

Good morning Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds—we’re all only human, after all.

But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)

The Latest With Detained Immigrant Families At The US-Mexico Border

A Judge Denied A Request To Detain Families Together

On Monday night, California federal judge rejected a Trump administration request to detain immigrant families together. According to the Associated Press, the judge called the request a “cynical” attempt to blame the court for the president’s “ill-considered” action and Congress’ inability to take action.

Pregnant Women Aren’t Getting The Care They Need

A report from BuzzFeed News revealed that pregnant women in immigration detention are allegedly being denied medical care, shackled around the stomach, and abused. Three women who spoke to the news outlet all had miscarriages. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen previously stated that pregnant detainees “are not only given adequate care in facilities, but it is much better care than when they are living in the shadows.”

That doesn’t seem to be the case, though — especially not across the board. “The incidents were not limited to a single detention center,” the report stated. “Three medical workers and five legal aid workers who spoke to BuzzFeed News all said they had seen — and some had documented — cases of pregnant women not receiving or being denied medical care in more than six different detention centers in California, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.”

A Judge Extended The Deadline To Reunite Children With Their Parents

After a lawyer for the government revealed that only two children under the age of 5 have been reunited with their parents, a federal judge extended Tuesday’s deadline for the government to reunite 102 migrant children. Government attorneys are expected to provide Judge Dana Sabraw with an update by Tuesday morning regarding which children will be reunited, and who will require more time. 

President Trump’s Driver Of 25 Years Is Suing Him

Noel Cintron, Trump’s former personal driver, is suing the Trump Organization. He’s claiming that he was forced to work “thousands of hours” of overtime — an average of between 50 and 55 hours a week — without fair compensation. According to CNN, the complaint “describes Trump’s actions towards his driver as ‘an utterly callous display of unwarranted privilege and entitlement’ and says that Trump demonstrated ‘callousness and cupidity’ when he denied Cintron a raise.”

A spokesperson for the Trump Organization issued a statement to CNN: “Mr. Cintron was at all times paid generously and in accordance with the law. Once the facts come out we expect to be fully vindicated in court.”

When asked for a comment, the White House directed the request to the Trump Organization. Trump is required by law to answer the complaint within 30 days. 

What to look for…

Reactions — including protests — to President Trump’s SCOTUS nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. 

Follow Allison on Twitter @AllisonMCrist.