More Than 500 Children Are Still Separated. Here’s What Comes Next.

Nearly one month after the court ordered the Trump administration to reunite families, we’re still working to clean up the government’s mess. It’s been nearly one month since a federal court ordered the Trump administration to reunite separated families, but hundreds of children are still waiting. In fact, as of 12:00 pm on August 16, 565 immigrant children remained in government custody. For 366 of those children, including six who are under the age of five, reunion is made all the more complicated by the fact that the government already deported their parents — without a plan for how they would be ever be located. After forcefully rejecting the government’s assertion that the ACLU is solely responsible for finding deported parents — rather than say, the administration who deported them — the court has ordered both us and the administration to create a plan to locate and reunite deported parents with their children. Here’s what…

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