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Administration Must Still Reunify, DACA Maybe Back On & Immigration

According to numbers released last Thursday evening, of the approximate 2551 children and youth eligible for reunification, HHS had identified 386 children with parents who have been removed and in another country. HHS indicated that through the Office of Refugee Resettlement parents of 299 children had been contacted by that point. The Administration informed Judge Dana Sabraw that they were also forming a working group within the Administration to effect the reunification.

The ACLU has also formed a steering group to assist in the reunification with the groups Kids in Need of Defense, the Women’s Refugee Commission and Justice in Motion part of that ACLU led effort. The Department of Justice has said that 163 parents have indicated a desire against reunification. Critics question what that means. In early August Judge Sabraw told the Administration that “The reality is that for every parent who is not located, there will be a permanently orphaned child and that is 100 percent the responsibility of the Administration.”