Biden Administration unites over 600 migrant families

More than 600 migrant families who were split up under previous President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy have now been reunited, The Hill reported citing a DHS statement.

Biden’s Family Reunification Task Force was founded to reconnect children with their families who had been divided during the previous administration, and Thursday commemorated the two-year anniversary of its creation. According to a news statement from the task force, which reports to the Department of Homeland Security, around 1,000 kids live apart from their families.

The press release states that 183 additional migrant families have been informed to begin the reunion process, while 148 remaining children are currently undergoing it.

“Today we recognize the dedication of those who have helped reunite these families, and we reaffirm our commitment to work relentlessly to reunite the other families who suffered because of the prior cruel and inhumane policy — a policy that did not reflect the values of our nation,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement.

The task group has located over 4,000 kids who were taken away from their families when Trump was president. As of Wednesday, 2,926 kids have been reunited thanks to the task force’s work or those made before it was established.

In order to speed up the reunification process and make it easier for people who were split up under the Trump administration to reunite, the Biden administration launched a website in 2021. This website would allow people to apply for humanitarian parole, which would enable the United States to admit people who might not otherwise be able to do so.

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