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Months After Her Dad Was Deported, Young Girl Still Alone in U.S. Shelter

That's why reuniting these families is urgent, said Michelle Brané, with the Women’s Refugee Commission in New York City. Her group and other U.S. non-profits have reached out to organizations in Central America to locate deported parents and get them legal assistance. But she says those ad hoc efforts should not be a substitute for official action.

“It is the government's responsibility, who separated them wrongly, to reunify them. So they need to find them,” she said.