Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy affects more than 5,000 minors who were separated from their parents four years ago
United States Will start this week Immigrant family reunion Separated on the border with Mexico during the mission Donald TrumpOn Monday, the Joe Biden government announced that the four mothers had reunited with their children.
Alejandro Mayorkas, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), said that the four mothers who had fled “extremely dangerous situations in their countries of origin” would be reunited with their children, and they were deported after separation. The border between the United States and Mexico.
The Mayorkas government announced the celebration of this breakthrough Joe Biden In February, a team led by the secretary was set up to track the families and reunite them.
According to US media reports, the two families that benefited are Mexican mother A Honduran woman was separated from her child at the end of 2017. Some children who were to be reunited with their parents were only three years old when they were separated.
This Trump policy “Zero tolerance” Immigration Irregular games began to be applied in 2017 and officially announced in 2018.
By separating families-mostly Central Americans fleeing violence-the Republican government tried to discourage immigrants from traveling north.
Due to a wave of national and global turmoil, the implementation of the plan (which has affected nearly 5,000 minors) was suspended.
The Mayorca family expressed their joy at the beginning of the reunification process and the fact that “four mothers can hug their children after so many years.”
Mayorkas said this is just the “beginning” of the process.
Management Information Democrats He condemned the policy of his predecessor as “moral and national shame.”
It is not clear how many children are still far from their parents, but it is estimated that they can reach 1,000.
This Trump administration Incomplete files were kept, and there was no cooperation with organizations trying to reunite with family members.
There is very little data available, mainly lawsuits that try to trace the parents of children who were expelled from their stay in the United States.
Due to many Immigration They come from rural areas and hard-to-reach mountainous communities, and their logistical work is also due to Pandemic And the two hurricanes that swept Central America during the fall of the North.
After many years of separation, parents face potential obstacles Cultural idioms With children who may have vague memories of them.