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WASHINGTON: After splitting from former President Donald Trump’s administration, the United States will begin reuniting immigrant children with their parents this week, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Murcas said Monday.
Murcas tweeted that four mothers who had fled “extremely dangerous situations in their countries” would be reunited with their three-year-old children. “We are glad that the process of reunification is starting this week and that these four mothers will embrace their children after so many years,” she wrote.
He added in a statement issued by his department that the move was “just the beginning”. “We are reuniting the first group of families, and many more will follow, and we recognize the importance of providing stability and resources to families who need to be healthy.
President Joe Biden has preferred a special task force to be part of Trump’s tough policies to rehabilitate hundreds of families focused on preventing emigration from Central America.
Biden called family separation a “moral failure and a matter of national shame.” Trump announced his zero-tolerance policy against undeclared immigrants in 2018, announcing that they would be arrested and charged with a crime.
As part of the new government, the children were separated from their parents, on the promise that the family would be reunited within weeks. But in thousands of cases this did not happen. Public outcry and legal action forced the Trump administration to halt the secession, but more than 5,000 children were harmed. Trump’s immigration officials had poor records and did little to cooperate with groups seeking to help children, forcing them to take further legal action. It was not clear how many children were still separated from their parents when Biden took office, but it is estimated that there are more than 1,000.
Most of them are from rural, uninhabited mountain communities, and Central America was devastated last fall by a reunification caused by a virulent epidemic and two hurricanes. The task force that Biden has set up is to “establish a complete database of separate families, correct errors in the files they provide, and develop a process to locate each family and reunite them.” Is working tirelessly to provide a chance to be healthy. ” The security statement did not specify whether the children would be legally allowed to stay with their parents in the United States.