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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Nearly 500 Children Still Kept From Parents By Trump

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Nearly 500 children remain in the custody of the U.S. government, instead of with their parents, after the Trump administration’s decision to rip families apart.

A new filing in the ongoing litigation between the Justice Department and the ACLU revealed the latest numbers: 497 children are still in government custody, 22 of whom are under the age of 5; 6 of those children are under the age of 4, and they remain stranded because their parents were deported without them; a total 322 parents were deported while their children were being held.

Only 14 children have been reunited with their parents in the week since the last filing in the court.…

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Over 500 Children Remain Separated From Families By Trump Bureaucracy

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At least 528 migrant children remain separated from their families, and in U.S. government shelters without their parents, despite court orders that the Trump administration reunite them.

The latest status report the government turned into the court showed that as of August 20th — almost a month after the initial deadline of July 26 — the job remains woefully unfinished.

Twenty-three of the children still being kept from their parents are under the age of 5. And 343 children are in dire circumstances because the government has deported their parents, making finding them even harder.…

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