The chaotic effort to reunite immigrant parents with their separated kids

Even though the Trump administration has halted its policy of separating illegal border crossers from their children, many of the over 2,300 youths removed from migrant parents since May 5 remain in shelters and foster homes across the country.

News Story (Texas)

Kevin Sieff
Washington Post
June 21, 2018

Tags: Asylum, Family Separation, Immigration Process

Organizations mentioned/involved: Texas Civil Rights Project, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)


One legal aid organization, the Texas Civil Rights Project, is representing more than 300 parents and has been able to track down only two children.

“Either the government wasn’t thinking at all about how they were going to put these families back together, or they decided they just didn’t care,” said Natalia Cornelio, with the organization.