Article 3STB3 Immigrant Parents Search for Children Snatched by Gov't at the Border, But Reunification Is Rare

Immigrant Parents Search for Children Snatched by Gov't at the Border, But Reunification Is Rare

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More 2,300 children have been separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border after their parents were charged with illegal entry under the Trump administration’s ongoing “zero tolerance” policy. As concerns grow about poor coordination between Customs and Border Patrol, which takes the children, and the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which puts them into detention and foster care, The Intercept has a new report on one of the first reunifications. We speak with journalist Debbie Nathan about a Guatemalan woman whose 5-year-old son was taken from her last month by immigration authorities in Texas after she sought asylum, and has been reunited with him after 38 days in detention. We also speak with Clara Long, a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch. “It was a lot of work that took place outside of the government system,” Nathan says. “It was a really wonderful thing, but it was very exceptional.”

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