Tuesday, May 4, 2021
The Biden administration has been seeking to reunite families that were separated at the U.S./Mexico border pursuant to the Trump administration in its heartless family separation policy. In the story above, NPR reports that a few migrant families that were separated at the border by the Trump administration will be allowed to reunify in the United States this week, the Department of Homeland Security announced yesterday. The four families will be the first to be reunified through a task force that was created by President Biden shortly after taking office.
The families came from Honduras and Mexico, and some had been separated as far back as 2017 — months before the Trump administration formally announced its "zero tolerance" policy that led to thousands of families getting separated.