Clock ticks to reunite immigrant families

National News

July 25, 2018 - 11:00 PM

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration faced a court-imposed deadline today to reunite thousands of children and parents who were forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, an enormous logistical task brought on by its “zero tolerance” policy on illegal entry.

Authorities have identified 2,551 children 5 and older who may be covered by the order to be reunited with their parents by today’s court-imposed deadline. That effort was expected to fall short, partly because hundreds of parents may have already been deported without their children.

But, by focusing only those deemed by the government to be “eligible” for reunification, authorities expected claim success.

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