The Taskforce in Support of Immigrant Families
Remember the Immigrant Children
Hundreds of migrant families separated at the U.S./Mexico border as a result of the current administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy this spring continue to remain separated following the July 26th court-ordered reunification deadline.
Administration numbers provided by and most recently updated indicated the following.
· 2,654 children were separated from their families
· 2,157 of these children have been reunited or released
· 497 still-separated children remain in U.S. custody
· 22 of these children are under 5 years old
· Parents of 322 children under custody have been deported, including parents of six kids age 5 and under
· Additionally, 167 children are still under U.S. custody because their parents indicated a desire against reunification or waived reunification rights. (According to the American Civil Liberties Union [ACLU], many parents did so under duress and did not understand what they were signing.)
Do not forget these immigrant children and families. Remember them in your prayers.