Kids Under 5 With Deported Parents Yet To Be Reunited
The American Civil Liberties Union wants the government to pay for counseling for kids separated from their migrant parents after the government missed Tuesday's deadline to reunite some families.
The government says it has finished reuniting families. But immigration officials said some children whose parents were already deported haven’t been reunited.
There are 12 migrant children under 5 in the country who have not been reunited.
The judge overseeing the case has said it would take longer than last Tuesday’s deadline to reunite those families.
In the government’s tally released Thursday, it said kids with deported parents aren’t part of the group that had to be returned to their parents.
The ACLU has asked for these families to be reunited within a week of the government contacting the parents already back in their home countries.
The government has asked for a more flexible timeline so the kids can get passports and end their immigration cases.
Federal officials are now contacting the parents.
A Justice Department spokesman did not say how many deported parents have been reached.