2021-05-07 11:06:10

“They Were Tortured”: 4 Families Torn Apart by Trump Are Reunited. 1,000+ Still Separated, Missing

This week, four parents from Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico were reunited with their children in the United States after being separated under former President Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

They were the first families to be reunited on U.S. soil since the Biden administration began its reunification process.

“Although we love to see the reunifications and they’re very moving, we have to keep in mind what led to that and that it should never have happened in the first place,” says Carol Anne Donohoe, managing attorney for the Family Reunification Project at Al Otro Lado.

Democracy Now! also speaks with Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, who leads the ACLU’s lawsuit over family separations.

He notes more than 1,000 children are still separated from their parents, and adds, “We have not even found the parents of 455 children.”

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