Deutsche Welle: Almost 1,000 migrant children who were separated from their families at the US-Mexico border under a Trump-era policy still haven’t been reunited with their parents.
The data was released Thursday by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
US President Joe Biden pledged to reunify all children separated from their families under the previous administration and formed a task force soon after taking office in January 2021 to make that happen.
The DHS said 600 children had been reunited in the two years since the task force was set up, but some 998 children are still living apart from their families. Of those kids, 148 are in the process of reunification, it added.
“We understand that our critical work is not finished,” Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement.
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