Since Biden took steps to dissolve the 2018 policy, parents from Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico will be the first families to reunite
U.S. officials said on Sunday that four of the thousands of immigrants deported without children, four of whom are parents from Mexico and Central America, will be able to reunite with their children in the United States this week, according to the Trump administration’s controversial family separation policy. .
Since the Biden administration began to take steps to cancel the 2018 policy, parents from Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico will be the first family to be reunited in the United States. The policy aims to discourage families from trying to enter the country by separating boys. Girls of their parents.
According to two sources familiar with the government’s plans, 30 immigrants are expected to be reunited with their children within 30 to 60 days. Their children, like most others, have been living with relatives in the United States.
“They were three-year-old children when they separated. The Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, announced that they were coming.
The four women who plan to cross the border into Texas and California this week are among the parents of approximately 5,500 children who were separated in the spring of 2018 under the zero tolerance policy officially announced by former President Donald J. Trump in the spring . 1,000 people are still separated, mainly because one of the parents was deported from the United States.
Majorcas said she was unable to provide detailed information about these families due to privacy concerns. She said that before the Trump administration extended the policy to the entire southwest border, two of the mothers separated from their children at the end of 2017. .
Immigration advocates and lawyers welcomed the decision to bring a handful of parents to the United States, but said more work must be done to address the damage caused by Trump’s policies.