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Family Separation: By the Numbers

Of the 175 children with parents outside the U.S., 125, along with their parents, have made the difficult decision to remain apart. This enables the child to stay in the country and pursue asylum. The child’s main pathway to release at this point is to live with other family or sponsors here in the U.S. The ACLU and a Steering Committee composed of the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Justice in Motion, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), and the Women’s Refugee Commission have been working to locate these parents, document their decisions, and make sure the families are making an informed choice.