Trump admin claims it reunited all migrant kids under 5 with parents

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Trump admin claims it reunited all migrant kids under 5 with parents

The department has also maintained that it is prosecuting all of the cases it receives from immigration agents.

In this photo June 17 photo provided by US Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, rest in one of the cages at an immigration centre in McAllen, Texas. But the government does not have the room: ICE has three family detention centres with space for 3,000 people, and they are already at or near capacity, though the Trump administration is trying to line up space at military bases.

US authorities are "under no obligation to bring [deported adults] back for reunification", he added.

Trump's comments came after a federal judge in California rejected a DoJ request to allow the long-term detention of migrant children.

In ordering an end to the separation of families, the president said they should instead be detained together. A total of about 80,000 migrants wearing tracking devices on their ankles now live in the United States.

Is the "zero-tolerance" policy over? As for the 64 children who remain in custody, the administration provided a list of excuses that includes reasons behind the failure to reunify 64 of the children, such as eight "parents had serious criminal history" or one "parent detained in ICE custody is now being treated for a communicable disease". The parents will be free while their cases wind through immigration court, which can take years, and may be required to wear ankle monitors.

It remains to be seen whether the court will agree that the administration has properly complied with its order, however.

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On Monday, Gee refused to amend the settlement. She also said that an order to release the parents was outside of the court's jurisdiction.

"It is our hope it does not take until July 26", she said.

The administration is expected to appeal her decision.

They were finally reunited recently and will stay with relatives in OH while their claims are processed. Trump has repeatedly decried this practice as "catch and release".

Chris Rickerd, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union, accused the Trump administration of largely manufacturing the current immigration crisis. "Don't come to our country illegally", he said. "It's this administration separating children from their families". A few months after announcing that his administration would undertake a "zero tolerance" policy that took children from their parents, Trump was forced to back away from the policy after drawing worldwide outrage. Children under 5 were ordered to be reunited by July 10.

Late last month, District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego set a 14-day deadline to reunite youngsters under five with their parents and a 30-day deadline for older children.

"These are firm deadlines, not aspirational goals".

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The judge in June ordered the government to reunite by Tuesday the youngest children separated from their parents and all children by July 26.

According the the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, only four kids were unified before Tuesday's deadline.

A total of 22 children were ruled ineligible due to safety concerns posed by the adults in question. But only 56 out of about 85 children under five who are eligible for reunification will have been reunited with their parents by the Tuesday deadline. Sabraw agreed to give the government more time to identify those parents and create a system to reunify them with their children.

The group said the cost of the fund could be determined at a future date. "And we were thrilled for them".

Mr Ardino held up his wrist and told reporters that after they were separated, he threatened to use a razor on himself if he couldn't speak to his son.

Despite the delay in fulfilling her order, Sabraw commended the government for its efforts.

"I can't even say how painful it is to be there without help, without support, and with the pain of having lost something so precious", said Rubia Mabel Morales Alfaro, another mother who miscarried and who calls the assurances of care promised by Nielsen a "lie". I had a panic attack that nearly killed me, ' he said.

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