According to a court document released by the CNN channel, two-thirds of these missing parents were probably deported from the United States.
A consequence of the policy of “zero tolerance” desired by Donald Trump, to fight against illegal immigration. The parents of 545 children, from whom they were separated after arriving in the United States after illegally crossing the border, could not be located, said the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the American association for the defense of human rights. human rights, Wednesday October 21 on Twitter.
BREAKING: Through our litigation, we just reported to the court that the parents of 545 kids – forcibly separated by the Trump administration’s cruel family separation practice – still cannot be found.
This is why we fight. https://t.co/OH34S8Play
– ACLU (@ACLU) October 21, 2020
In accordance with its policy on the matter, the United States began separating children from their parents in May 2018, sparking outrage at home and abroad. Six weeks after its start artwork, the Trump administration had, however, renounced this practice, unless the parents presented “a risk” for their children.
Two-thirds of those missing parents have likely been deported, according to a court document released by CNN. According to NBC News (article in English), the children today without their parents were separated in 2017, under a pilot program. The pandemic temporarily halted the search to locate these relatives but they have since resumed, says ACLU.
A 2018 court ruling forces the US government to do what is necessary to reunite these families.