Thursday, February 2, 2023

U.S. Reunites More Kids Taken From Parents Under Trump

A Biden Administration Task Force, designed to Reunite Children separated from their Families during Trump’s Presidency, has reconnected 689 Children with their Families.

President Biden issued an Executive Order on his First day in Office, to Reunite Families that were Split-Up, under the Trump Administration’s widely condemned practice of forcibly separating Parents and Children at the U.S.-Mexico Border to Discourage Illegal Immigration.

Thursday marked the Two-year Anniversary of Biden's Task Force.

According to figures released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 3,881 Children were separated from their Families from 2017 to 2021. About 74% of those have been reunited with their Families: 2,176 before the Task Force was created and 689 afterward.

But that still leaves nearly 1,000 Children. Of those, 148 are in the Reunification process. The Department pledged to continue the work, until All separated Families that can be found, have the opportunity to Reunite with their Children.

Hundreds of Families have Sued the Federal Government.

Families can Register for Reunification services through a Website, and can get help with steps such as: applying for Humanitarian Parole that would allow them to come to the U.S., as well as for Behavioral Health Services to help them.

During a Deeting Thursday with Reporters, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, discussed efforts to address “the wounds” the Separations had caused.

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