South Dakota Parents and Tribes Sue Over Unlawful Separation of Children From Families (ACLU)

Three Indian parents and two tribes in South Dakota filed a class-action lawsuit today over repeated violations of their fundamental rights during the separation process of children from their families by state officials.

The children were removed from their homes without their parents or tribes getting timely, fair and adequate hearings, as required by law. Most parents waited at least two months for the hearing, and some were unfairly coerced into waving their right to such a hearing.

Read more at the American Civil Liberties Union press release.