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More Than 460 Migrant Parents Might Have Been Deported Without Their Children

More Than 460 Migrant Parents Might Have Been Deported Without Their Children

CREW explained that it filed a complaint early this month after the New York Times reported that "r$3 ecords linking children to their parents have disappeared, and in some cases have been destroyed, according to two officials of the Department of Homeland Security, leaving the authorities struggling to identify connections between family members".

Immigration attorneys said they had advocates in Central America to help parents who were deported without their children.

However, Sabraw also smacked down the federal agencies for losing track of some parents and for separating families in the first place, a practice ramped up under the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy.

The lawyers have agreed to represent the families until their immigration proceedings are complete.

More than 700 children were not reunited with their parents as of Thursday at 6:00pm, the official deadline given to the Trump administration by U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw in June. And it has become increasingly hard to track the whereabouts of parents and children, who were held in separate facilities, often in different states. The separations took place under President Trump's so-called "zero tolerance" border policy, which called for criminal prosecution of anyone caught crossing the USA border illegally.

Media captionWhat do Trump supporters make of the family separations?

The U.S. government said this week that 900 face final orders of removal from the United States. But their children, whose cases are separate, may not. More than half of those parents, about 430, had been deported without their children.

Some waited up to a week, Carson said, and were not allowed access to showers, phones or religious services, while efforts stalled to return their children.

Activists say those parents may have been coerced into signing away their rights. Some of the parents arrived with little paperwork.

"When we meet on Friday, reunification will have been completed", he said.

Another 217 parents were already released into the US, according to the court document, and the government is now reviewing cases for 463 parents that it believes are no longer in the USA and were most likely deported.

When President Donald Trump's enacted his policy of separating children and parents who sought to enter the USA illegally, the idea was that it would serve as a deterrent for future asylum-seekers.

He returned to Boston on July 20 after volunteering at the Port Isabel Detention Center deep in south Texas and said it was clear there hadn't been much thought about how to reunite families or what to do with them once they are reunited. The government agreed to give them the list by last Friday, but in Monday's filing government attorneys argued that they needed more time. By the time Trump ordered a halt to separations in June following weeks of outrage at home and overseas, about 2,500 children had been separated. "It is critical that we are able to reach these parents and independently verify that they made this important choice with full knowledge of their families' legal rights".

In a call with journalists after the court filing, US Department of Health and Human Services official Chris Meekins said it was awaiting guidance from the court about how to proceed with the children of 431 parents no longer in the US.

The Trump administration said parents who are being deported are always given an opportunity to have their children go with them. That includes children released to another family member or friend who can care for them, children who were released to parents already out of government custody and those who have turned 18. Without more specifics, the advocates argued, it was hard to know whether people were being wrongly disqualified.

"We will be asking for information about all of these individuals", said Lee Gelernt, the ACLU attorney leading the lawsuit against the Trump administration.

"The government shouldn't be proud of the work they're doing on reunification", he told reporters on a call Thursday afternoon. "It should just be, 'We created this cruel, inhumane policy ... now we're trying to fix it in every way we can and make these families whole". Advocacy group FWD.us has been buying plane tickets for them to quickly leave.

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