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1,000 Children Are Yet to Be Reunited with Families After Separation at U.S.-Mexico Border

HeadlineFeb 03, 2023

In immigration news, nearly 1,000 asylum-seeking families remain separated after their children were forcibly taken at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. That’s according to the Homeland Security Department, which reported on Thursday that a task force created by the Biden administration has only been able to reunite some 689 children with their parents and relatives. An estimated 5,500 migrant children were separated from their families during Trump’s time in office; thousands have since been found and reunited with loved ones, largely due to the work of advocacy groups like the ACLU. President Biden had vowed to stop the practice and to pay reparations to the families separated by Trump. But his administration has now refused to pay restitution, while data shows Biden immigration officials have separated hundreds of families at the southern border.

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