Officials from the Trump administration have now said that ‘it would require too much effort’ to reunite the thousands of families it separated before implementing its “zero-tolerance.”
This came to light as part of an ongoing lawsuit between the American Civil Liberties Union and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
That means nearly 500 children remain in U.S. government-funded shelters without their parents and two-thirds of the 497 minors still in custody — including 22 “tender-age” children, who are younger than 5 — have parents who were deported. There was no system in place to keep track of parents and their children, nor any records of where the deported parents ended up.
These isolated children will be scared for life.