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Half of migrants under 5 reunited with parents, though rest remain ‘ineligible’

“That opens up the reality that there are likely many U.S. citizen children who have been separated from their parents,” said Michelle Brané, director of migrant rights at the Women’s Refugee Commission, a national advocacy group.

In at least one other case, she said an American child had been separated from his family at the border and sent to a state welfare agency because he did not qualify for placement with the Office of Refugee Resettlement., which is charged with the care of immigrant children.