THE LATEST: Trump Admin Keeps Thousands Of Children Separated From Their Families
July 11, 2018
The Trump administration failed to meet a deadline to reunite young children with their families, and the thousands of children remain separated from their families. As parents still don’t know when they will see their children again, the Trump administration is already preparing for another surge in children detentions.
The Trump administration failed to meet a court-imposed deadline to reunify young children with their families, as the fates of thousands more remain in limbo.
CNN: “The Trump administration was only able to reunite fewer than half of the eligible separated migrant families in its care by a court-ordered deadline Tuesday — as the fates of thousands more remain in limbo.”
Desperate parents still have no idea when they will see their children again.
NBC News: “As an initial deadline for the Trump administration to reunify separated migrant families arrived Tuesday, desperate parents said they still had no idea when they would see their kids again.”
Some parents have been deported without their very young children.
Texas Tribune: “The Trump Administration Deported up to 12 Parents Without Their Very Young Children”
Some parents are being required to pay for DNA tests in order to be reunited with their children.
Daily Beast: “U.S. government officials recently told four immigrant women that they must pay for DNA tests in order to be reunited with their children, according to the shelter that housed the women.”
Some children didn’t recognize their parents after being separated.
Washington Post: “A 27-year-old Honduran man who asked to be identified by only his first name, José, said his three-year-old son didn’t recognize him at first when they were united in Phoenix on Tuesday. José said he tried to kiss and hug the boy, but he was stiff and cried inconsolably.”
Meanwhile, the Trump administration is preparing for another surge in immigrant children detentions.
Slate: “In the documents obtained by Slate, ORR officials describe the budget implications of a potential surge in immigrant minors over the next three months. The ORR’s budgeting exercise is premised on the possibility that the agency could need as many as 25,400 beds for immigrant minors by the end of the calendar year.”