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The immigration crisis discussed on ABC7 at 7

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB/AP) - The White House says a judge's order requiring thousands of migrant families who were forcibly separated to be reunited within 30 days "further complicates" efforts at effective enforcement of immigration laws.

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters declined to say whether the administration will be able to abide by the deadline.

She told reporters aboard Air Force One that the ruling "clearly shows the need for congressional action to fix our broken immigration system."

She added that "the injunction must be removed immediately or we can't keep the country safe."

The judge mandated that all families be reunited within 30 days and children under 5 be reunited with their parents within 14 days. He also issued a nationwide injunction against further family separations in most circumstances.

On Thursday ABC7's Alan Cohn is joined by Rod Thomson of the and the President of the Sarasota ACLU Susan Nilon.

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