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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:31 PM

Biden admin will let migrant families separated under Trump reunite inside U.S.

Source: NBC News


Lawyers for the families had asked the Biden administration to let parents deported without their children come back to the U.S. to reunify the families.

March 1, 2021, 12:00 PM EST / Updated March 1, 2021, 1:19 PM EST

By Jacob Soboroff, Julia Ainsley and Geoff Bennett

WASHINGTON The Biden administration's task force for reuniting migrant families separated by the Trump administration will allow separated families "the option of being reunified either in the United States or their county of origin," Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on Monday.

Mayorkas called the separation of thousands of migrant families under the Trump administration "the most powerful and heartbreaking example of the cruelty that proceeded this administration," in a White House briefing.

Lawyers representing the families in a federal lawsuit had called on the Biden administration to make such a move to allow parents who were separated from their children and then deported without them to come back to the United States to reunify.

They argued that without special protections for those parents to come back to the United States, they are forced to choose between bringing their children back to dangerous conditions in their home counties or remaining separated.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/biden-admin-expected-let-migrant-families-separated-under-trump-reunite-n1259141

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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:49 PM

1. Good.

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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:50 PM

2. K & R!

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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:54 PM

3. Of course. So glad it's happening. At last. For most.

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