There Are Still Hundreds of Separated Children, Even After the Trump Administration’s Court-Ordered Deadline


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The Trump administration was required to reunite all eligible immigrant families with children over five who were recently separated at the border by the court-ordered deadline of July 26th. It is now July 27th, and there are more than 700 children still in government custody.

According to CNN, the government claims those hundreds of children were unable to be reunited with their parents for a number of reasons. Here’s a break-down of the remaining 711 families who were deemed ineligible:

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  • 120 children have parents who declined to be reunited
  • 21 children have parents who had red flags in their background checks
  • 46 children have parents who had red flags for other reasons
  • 79 children have parents who were released from government custody
  • 431 children have parents who are outside the country (most likely deported)
  • 94 children have parents whose locations are being reviewed
  • 7 children were impacted by separate litigation

    CNN explains that while those numbers do not add up to 711, it is because some overlap. Matthew Albence, chief of Enforcement and Removal Operations at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said that the parents who were deported declined the offer to be reunited with their children, though the ACLU has issued court documents saying some parents did not know what they were signing when they declined the right to be reunited with their children.

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    A court filing states that the government has reunited 1,442 families, and another 378 children were released under “appropriate circumstances,” which means they were released to a family member or friend, released to parents out of government custody, or the child already turned 18.

    Lee Gelernt, an ACLU attorney, said in a call with CNN: “I think it’s accurate to say they didn’t meet the deadline, the only deadline they met is their self-defined deadline. The government shouldn’t be proud of the work they’re doing in separation… This is a disaster that they created.”


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