A progress report submitted by the Biden administration’s family reunification task force says that more than 2,100 children stolen from their families by the previous administration from July 2017 through the beginning of 2021 may still separated from their parents, CBS News reports. According to the report, officials think a number of these families may have been reunited, but can’t confirm it due to the previous administration’s sloppy record keeping.
While separated families have been reunited by the administration since President Joe Biden took office in January, the report also reveals it has been happening at a frustratingly slow place. “So far, the task force has facilitated the reunification of seven families who had been separated under Mr. Trump,” CBS News reports. “DHS said it expects to facilitate the reunification of an additional 29 families in coming weeks.”
Lee Gelernt, leading attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), told NBC … Read the rest