Judge: Separated families must be reunited within 30 days

Protesters carry signs and chant slogans to protest against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Trump administration’s policies in advance of his noontime address at the Criminal Justice Foundation’s annual luncheon meeting in Los Angeles in front of Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Immigrant-rights advocates asked a federal judge to order the release of parents separated from their children at the border, as demonstrators decrying the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown were arrested Tuesday at a rally ahead of a Los Angeles appearance by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Randi Weingarten tries to deliver a teddy bear and other items for children to federal agents at the port-of-entry, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Fabens, Texas, along the international border where immigrant children are being held. The group tried to deliver items to the children housed in tents at the facility but were turned away. (AP Photo/Matt York)

MCALLEN, Texas — A judge in California on Tuesday ordered U.S. border authorities to reunite separated families within 30 days, setting a hard deadline in a process that has so far yielded uncertainty about when children might again see their parents.