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US government reunites 522 children removed under ‘zero tolerance’

25 June 2018

The global furor over the separation system was barely mollified by the President's order in recent days as key federal agencies struggled to explain how they would put families back together again and ensure migrants' children did not remain in US foster care thousands of miles from their deported parents.

The "zero-tolerance policy" of criminally prosecuting anyone caught illegally crossing the border remains in effect, officials have said, despite confusion on the ground on how to carry out President Trump's order.

As a result, many parents are unaware of where their child is being held, and the reported government database may not be able to link numerous separated families.

"The United States government knows the location of all children in its custody and is working to reunite them with their families", the DHS fact sheet said. "Strong Borders, No Crime!" he tweeted on Sunday. "We can not allow our Country to be overrun by illegal immigrants as the Democrats tell their phony stories of sadness and grief, hoping it will help them in the elections".

Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday halting the family separations and seeking to instead hold immigrant families in detention together, and said the next day that the families who were already separated would be reunited. The families will either be reunited before deportation or, if the parent is released from detention, after the parent applies to serve as the child's sponsor under HHS rules. The Justice Department wanted the prosecutions to continue.

She was on a grueling monthlong bus trip through Mexico when she learned that families were being separated, but she chose to take her chances. "Some kids know, 'OK I'm in MI, ' but they don't know any more than that".

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"We weren't lucky enough to be separated for five days or 10 days; we're separated permanently", said Laura Wilkerson, whose son Josh was killed in 2010.

The Mendezes have been waiting two weeks for United States officials to let them formally request asylum. "We could never speak to them, we can't Skype with them".

He had blamed Democrats and Congress even though his Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the zero-tolerance policy in April.

"I'm not entirely satisfied", said Young in an interview on Thursday. You hear it's like they're better people than what we have, than our citizens.

She says Immigration and Customs Enforcement has asked her for a list of names to assist in the process.

While Trump's other divisive, but less quantifiable legislation since taking office has been met with considerable opposition, as of late the president is receiving considerably more push-back from the American public regarding immigration reform.

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Protests and rallies focused around the separation of families at the U.S. -Mexico border are scheduled this weekend, while more than two dozen congressional Democrats plan to visit detention facilities in Texas.

"Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November", Trump wrote.

And the administration says it will now seek to detain immigrant families during their immigration proceedings, which has also stoked an outcry.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez says she teared up when she heard audio of children crying in detention families. But Scalise acknowledged it would be "an uphill fight".

"We're going to move forward", he said.

Under the plan, children will be reunited with their parents based on the result of their parents' immigration proceedings.

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz told reporters Saturday in Homestead, Florida, that she and Nelson should have been allowed access on Tuesday when they first went to the facility but were turned away.

US government reunites 522 children removed under ‘zero tolerance’