Government Says Half of Separated Kids Under 5 Won’t Be Reunited
About half of the children under age 5 separated from adults who crossed the southern U.S. border illegally will not be reunited with their families, the Trump administration said Tuesday. The government was ordered by a federal judge to reunite 103 children this month. Today the government said it reunited 57 children and determined the other 46 are ineligible for reunification. The reasons given range from violent criminal histories to findings that the adults were not parents; several adults have been deported or are in criminal custody.