Reuniting Immigrant Kids with Parents? Not So Easy.

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Reuniting Immigrant Kids with Parents? Not So Easy.

By Ana Radelat | CT Mirror

After a day visiting immigration facilities at the Texas border, Sen. Richard Blumenthal said, “there is no plan, there is no strategy” to reunify immigrant kids who have been separated from their undocumented parents.

Blumenthal said he visited a temporary shelter for migrant children in Tornillo, Texas that is housing about 250 migrant boys in tents, and a federal detention holding center in El Paso, Texas, where he said he was “haunted” by the eyes of a 2-year-old Honduran girl in the arms of her father.

He said that father and daughter did not know what lies in store for them, nor do other immigrants who have had their children taken away.

“There’s the same kind of chaos and uncertainty everywhere,” Blumenthal said.

Others say the Trump administration will find it difficult to reunite all the immigrant children who were removed from their parents at the border, especially since many remain in detention.

More than 2,300 minors have been separated from their parents since the Trump administration imposed it “zero tolerance” policy last month that called for the jailing of all undocumented migrants.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end the separations, but it did not spell out what to do about the children who had already…TO READ MORE CLICK HERE

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July 6, 2018

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