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Government releases plan to reunite separated families after court-imposed deadline passes

James Clarke

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In a late night court filing Thursday, the Trump administration finally filed its “Plan” to reunite deported immigrant parents with children taken from them at the U.S.-Mexico border under President Trump’s “Zero-tolerance” policy – hours after a court-imposed deadline to do so had already passed.

Earlier in July, U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw ordered the government to halt removals and to present a strategy to reunite those parents already deported from the country with their families, by no later than 3 p.m. Pacific Time on August 9.

According to the administration’s plan, one member each from the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of State will come together to form what the government referred to as the UAC Reunification Coordination Group. Establish contact with parents who have been removed from the United States
3. Determine parent’s intention for child
4. Transport minors to their respective countries of origin

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