A Honduran mother and son are suing the U.S. government over poor treatment in detention facilities while they were seeking asylum. I spoke to Thomson Reuters Foundation journalist Sebastian Malo about the case and what it could mean.

The lawsuit is the first to seek damages by refugees against U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The mother and son had been held in detention facilities for four months before receiving asylum.If the case is successful, it will send a strong signal to immigration authorities to clean up their act.

The entire article is available through the Thomson Reuters Foundation.