Migrant Families Still Being Separated at the Border: Report

Migrant families are still being separated at the Mexico border by the Trump administration, according to a new report, nearly eight months after the government claimed it had ended the policy. The report from the Texas Civil Rights Project, released Thursday, says family separations have been scaled back since the formal end to the “zero-tolerance” policy, but found 38 cases of parents and legal guardians being separated from their children between June 22 through Dec. 17 in McAllen, Texas. “Family separations are still very much happening in the southern border, they’re still being torn apart by the U.S. government,” Efrén Olivares, director of racial and economic justice at the group, told NBC News. One reported case involved a Mr. Perez-Domingo from Guatemala, who was separated from his 2-year-old daughter in July after being accused by Customs and Border Protection of not being the girl’s biological father and providing a fraudulent birth certificate. He wasn't given an interpreter to argue his case. An investigation from the Texas Civil Rights Project gave him a DNA test and determined he was the father. They were reunited in August.