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SAN DIEGO | Judge credits, faults administration on family reunification

SAN DIEGO — A federal judge commended the Trump administration for reunifying families in its custody with their children after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, while faulting it for leaving hundreds of families still apart and warning that a better system must be in place. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said the government gets … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Judge credits, faults administration on family reunification

SAN DIEGO  | Judge faults government tracking of separated families

SAN DIEGO  — A federal judge on Tuesday criticized the Trump administration’s accounting of hundreds of parents who may have been deported after being separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border, calling it “a deeply troubling reality.” U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw was responding to a government court filing that said 463 parents may … Continue reading SAN DIEGO  | Judge faults government tracking of separated families

WICHITA, Kan. | Guatemalan boy reunites with father after weeks in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. — Before 14-year-old Guatemalan Samuel Cazun left a Kansas nonprofit to be reunited with his father, he gave staff members the sketches of their faces he had drawn to help them remember him. Of the dozens of migrant children housed at The Villages in Topeka under a contract with the federal government, Samuel … Continue reading WICHITA, Kan. | Guatemalan boy reunites with father after weeks in Kansas

WASHINGTON | US: Nearly half of youngest children not rejoining families

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Thursday all eligible small children who were separated from their families as a result of its zero-tolerance immigration policy have been reunited with their parents. But nearly half of the children under 5 remain apart from their families because of safety concerns, the deportation of their parents and other … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US: Nearly half of youngest children not rejoining families

WASHINGTON | Battle over family separations flairs anew in Congress

WASHINGTON — Congress’ fight over President Donald Trump‘s now abandoned policy of separating migrant families stirred anew Wednesday, drawing fresh attention to an issue that has divided Republicans and that Democrats hope will propel voters their way in the midterm elections. The battling at the House Appropriations Committee underscored how both parties still see vast … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Battle over family separations flairs anew in Congress

SAN DIEGO | Judge rejects blanket delay to reunite children at border

SAN DIEGO — A judge on Friday refused to grant the Trump administration a blanket extension of the deadline to reunite children separated from their parents at the border, instead acknowledging that more time may be justified only in specific cases. The administration said it needed more time to reunite 101 children under 5 years … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Judge rejects blanket delay to reunite children at border

WASHINGTON | HHS: Congressional visits to migrants wasting resources

WASHINGTON  — The Trump administration says lawmakers’ visits to migrant children in federal shelters are wasting staff resources that could be used to help connect kids and parents. But Democrats say lawmakers should be granted immediate access to shelters housing about 12,000 migrant children, including about 2,000 who have been separated from their parents as … Continue reading WASHINGTON | HHS: Congressional visits to migrants wasting resources

WASHINGTON | Separations at the border didn’t worry some Trump officials

WASHINGTON — The government’s top health official could barely conceal his discomfort. As Health and Human Services secretary, Alex Azar was responsible for caring for migrant children taken from their parents at the border.  Now a Democratic senator was asking him at a hearing whether his agency had a role in designing the Trump administration’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Separations at the border didn’t worry some Trump officials