Reunited immigrant children scooped up into parents’ arms

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Last month, Sabraw set Tuesday as the deadline for the Trump administration to reunite children under 5 with their families.

In total, 46 children under age 5 are still separated from the adults they were taken from at the border and are not eligible for reunification under court order at this time, in some cases because the parent was found to be unsafe or not actually a parent, according to the government.

That included 11 who had criminal records - either charges or convictions - seven who were not the parent but could have been a different relative, one who had a false birth certificate, another accused of child abuse, another who wanted to live in a home with an adult with a criminal history, 12 who were already deported, 11 who are now in state or federal criminal custody, one who cannot be found and one with a contagious disease.

Of the kids under the age of 5 deemed ineligible for reunification, 12 have parents who were already deported by the US government. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar released this statement Thursday morning: "Dedicated teams at the Departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and Justice have worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of Ms. L class members".

In separating families, Trump sought to advance a hard-line immigration policy that past administrations had considered and quickly abandoned as inhumane.

U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego had given federal officials until Tuesday to reunite all children under age 5 who had been separated from their parents or other adults as part of the Trump administration's crackdown on people crossing the U.S. -Mexico border.

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Though the deadline for reuniting children under 5 has passed, in two weeks the government will need to reunite thousands more children aged 5 to 17 to meet the judge's next deadline.

The American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing the parents in a class-action lawsuit, said US officials "have not even tried" to return 12 children to parents who were deported, and said officials should have more quickly found eight parents who have been released in the United States. "But make NO mistake: the Trump administration missed the deadline, even for those 57 kids. Accordingly, by the end of the day we will decide what remedies to recommend to the court for the non-compliance".

Parents were taken into criminal custody and then held in immigration detention centers, deported or released in the United States.

Without separations, or family detention, the government has few options besides allowing families to pursue their immigration claims "at liberty" as prior administrations had generally done.

Most of the illegal immigrants try to enter the USA through Mexico to escape gang violence and the lack of opportunities for a better life at home.

As NPR's John Burnett explained Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services says it has hired 250 additional personnel in the sprint to comply with the court order.

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Thousands of babies, toddlers and older children were separated from their parents at the border this spring before Trump reversed course on June 20 amid an worldwide outcry over the images of youngsters in chain-link cages and audio recordings of children crying.

On June 23, DHS said it had reunited at least 522 children who had been in its custody and not yet transferred to HHS.

Devin O'Malley, a Justice Department spokesman, said the department disagreed with Gee's Monday ruling and continued to review it.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle McConaghy told the judge the government has a plan to reunify all parents and children by the deadline. They said some of their parents had already been deported.

The distance between many children and their parent or parents have been coupled with logistical challenges and resulted in a major bureaucratic snag.

The three fathers were "just holding them and hugging them and telling them that everything was fine and that they were never going to be separated again", said immigration lawyer Abril Valdes. That process led to delays since tests generally take a week, but Meekins said the mere act of swabbing the cheeks of two alleged parents to collect their DNA got them to admit they were not the child's parents.

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Thankfully England were able to weather the storm: successfully navigating an improved Colombia from earlier in the game. A relieved Southgate said, "It was a night when I knew we were going to get over the line".

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