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4 Families Separated at U.S Border Will Be Reunited, But Thousands Remain Ripped Apart, Traumatized

HeadlineMay 03, 2021

The Department of Homeland Security announced four migrant families ripped apart at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump administration will be reunited this week. The families, which came from Honduras and Mexico, are the first to be reunited through a new task force under the Biden administration. Some have not seen each other since 2017. The ACLU’s Lee Gelernt said, “[We are] certainly not prepared to celebrate just yet given the thousands who still need to be reunified and the more than 5,500 children who were traumatized and need help. We are pressing for permanent legal status, compensation and social services. It is the least these families deserve given that our government deliberately abused them.”

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