Parents of 445 Children Separated By Trump Still Not Found, Filing Says

Parents of 445 Children Separated By Trump Still Not Found, Filing Says

2021-04-08 02:27:06

The parents of 61 migrant children separated from their families by the Trump administration on the US-Mexico border have been in since February, but lawyers still cannot find the parents of 445 children, according to a judicial declaration on Wednesday.

In the filing, the Department of Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union indicated that there has been slow progress in the ongoing efforts to reunite families affected by a policy of prosecuting all undocumented immigrants in the United States, even if it meant that children should be separated from their parents.

The update in the reunification efforts comes as the Biden administration is struggling to address a growing number of migrants seeking entry into the United States on the border with Mexico, including many children being held in jails longer than the law allows due to overcrowding. .

Of the 445 remaining children, a majority are believed to have parents who have been deported, while more than 100 children reportedly have parents who are currently in the United States, the court's indictment said. The government has not yet provided contact information to help locate the families of more than a dozen children.


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