IN THE NEWS | Parents of 545 Children Still Not Found Three Years after Trump Separation Policy

Parents of 545 children still not found three years after Trump separation policy

The Guardian, October 21, 2020

by Ed Pilkington

Three years after Donald Trump ordered a crackdown on undocumented migrants crossing into the US, lawyers are still struggling to find the parents of 545 children separated from them under the “zero-tolerance” policy, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

In a court filing, the ACLU said that about two-thirds of the parents had been deported back to the country of origin in Central America, leaving their separated children behind. In the rush to carry out Trump’s orders, the locations of the parents were not recorded and three years later they still cannot be found.


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