Update: More Than 500 Children Remain Separated From Their Parents
A full month has passed since the deadline for the administration to reunite the families it separated at the border, but as of late last week, 528 children are still waiting to be reunified with their parents. Earlier this month, the government acknowledged it had deported more than 400 parents. We are working on those cases across the country. With your support, the Young Center is helping to reunite children with their parents and fighting for their right to be together and seek protection in the United States. We've helped reunite dozens of families, like Eliseo:
Eliseo and his father fled to the U.S. in the spring of 2018 to seek asylum.
They were separated at the border. Read Eliseo's story here.
This fight isn't over yet. Even as it continues to reunite families ripped apart earlier this year, the administration appears to be gearing up for round two. Government officials have begun discussing proposals to detain asylum-seeking children and families until their claims are adjudicated. This could mean long-term detention of children on military bases or in family detention centers. It is never in the best interests of a child to be detained, and the Young Center will vigorously oppose any policies that threaten children's safety and well-being. We will continue to provide you with updates on this situation as it develops.