545 Migrant Children’s Parents Can Not Be Located

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Lawyers appointed to represent hundreds of children who were separated from their parents as a result of President Trump’s 2018 policy say they are having a difficult time locating the adults, fearing many of them were deported while their children stayed in the country.

The lawyers said the parents of 545 children have still yet to be located and they believe about two-thirds of those individuals were deported to Central America, according to court filing by the American Civil Liberties Union, NBC News reported on Tuesday.

The ACLU and other law firms were appointed to represent the children, many of whom were kept in detention facilities away from their parents as part of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, which sparked backlash in 2018 and was eventually scrapped.

NBC News, which has done extensive reporting on the crisis at the Southwest border, estimated some 2,800 families were separated by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol as a means to deter further illegal immigration.

Read more at thehill.com

 

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