Parents Of 545 Children Separated At Border Still Missing
MOST PARENTS OF 545 CHILDREN SEPARATED AT THE U.S. BORDER ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN DEPORTED WITHOUT THEIR KIDS
(CNN) – Parents deported from the U.S. while their children were left behind; that’s what experts think has happened to hundreds of families.
A court-appointed steering committee began trying to reach the families of more than 1,000 migrant children two years ago.
That’s after a federal court ordered the reunification of many families that had been separated at the border under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy.
According to a court filing Tuesday the committee has been unable to reach the parents of 545 children.
It believes most of them were deported without their children and those children are still in the U.S. with a sponsor.
The Justice Department and American Civil Liberties Union are leading the effort to locate the parents.
The ACLU points out some of the children were babies when they were taken away from their families.