‼️ 29 formerly deported parents have been allowed back into the country to go through the asylum process and hope to be reunited with their children who were taken from them at the border.
➡️ Under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy, at least 2,700 children were separated from their parents at the border in 2018. A January 2019 Office of Inspector General report suggests that the number may be much higher. Roughly 430 parents were deported from the U.S. last year without their under-age children, who were left in detention, foster care, or with family members. At least 200 migrant children remain separated from their parents today.
ICE is making custody determinations on whether the families will be detained or released to the sponsor families who are ready and eager to receive them.
Please call 1-855-681-1349 and tell Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to do the right thing: Release these asylum-seeking families to their sponsors immediately so they may reunite with their children. (h/t Together Rising)
A busload of parents who were deported last year without their children were granted reentry, to await asylum hearings in the U.S.
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