Just one child from a separated migrant family who's eligible for reunification remains in government custody, officials said in a court filing Friday night -- though the family separations crisis is far from over.
The latest report from government and American Civil Liberties Union attorneys about reunifications of families separated at the southern border is "very promising," U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said Friday.
A group of mostly elderly South Koreans crossed into North Korea Monday to reunite with family members many haven't seen nor heard from since the Korean War broke out 68 years ago.
As US officials scramble to track down hundreds of parents who were deported without their children, attorneys are sparring over a key question: Should deported parents be brought back to the U.S. as part of reunification efforts?
A federal judge in San Diego on Friday called the Trump administration's plan outlining how the US government intends to reunite migrant children who were separated from their families with parents who have been deported "very impressive."
As a court-ordered deadline to reunite all eligible families the Trump administration separated at the border elapsed, one in three children still remained away from their parents, with no clear indication when they would be reunited.
A federal judge on Tuesday called progress ahead of his deadline for reunifying families separated at the border "remarkable," but said he also still finds "deeply troubling" the effects of the government's original policy that led to most of the separations.
The Trump administration has reunited at least 450 families separated at the border with children 5 and older, including almost 100 just overnight.
Facing a looming deadline to reunite of hundreds of migrant families by next week, the Trump administration said Thursday it had found at least 1,606 parents potentially eligible for reunification with their children, but more than 900 may not be at this point.
The Trump administration is attempting to clarify the operational plan it intends to use to reunify migrant children separated from their parents at the southern border after a federal judge late Friday said the Department of Health and Human Services either "does not understand the court's orders or is acting in defiance of them."
There are more than 2,500 children who could need to be reunited with their parents in the next two weeks after officials separated them at the border, according to the latest government estimate.
Just days ahead of a deadline, the Trump administration said it may need more time to reunite some of the immigrant families it separated.
Whether this practice is beneficial or unethical depends on who you ask.
The Department of Health and Human Services is suggesting that arrangements necessary to accommodate members of Congress who want to visit holding facilities at the border could drain resources that would otherwise be used to reunite immigrant families that were separated.
As focus intensifies on reuniting immigrant families separated by the government, parents are being offered the option to sign voluntary departure orders to speed up their cases -- and are told they'll be reunited with their kids before they are deported if they do.
When Ken Eom first arrived in South Korea, he had to get used to hearing a lot of stupid questions.