Joe Biden’s administration is already fulfilling one of his major promises as his task force has located the parents of 166 separated migrant children.
Donald Trump has a number of awful policies when he was in office. His child separation policy at the border, though, was by far the worst. At the end of his presidency there were a total of 611 children made orphans by his administration.
Joe Biden promised that upon taking office, he would immediately begin righting this wrong. He said upon creating his task force, “With the first action today we are going to work to undo the moral and national shame of the previous administration that literally, not figuratively, ripped children from the arms of their families at the border and with no plan, none whatsoever, to reunify the children who are still in custody and their parents.”
And that task force has, thus far, been successful. Earlier this week, lawyers announced that they had located the parents of 61 children who had been separated. Back in February, they revealed that they found the parents of 105 of the children.
Of the 445 children whose parents haven’t been found, “The lawyers believe that the parents of 302 children who have not yet been reached were deported to Central America, while the parents of 129 children are somewhere in the U.S. The lawyers say the government has not yet provided contact information for the parents of the remaining 14 children.”
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement, “It is our moral imperative to not only reunite the families, but to provide them with the relief, resources, and services they need to heal.”
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