Official: About 500 Migrant Kids Reunited With Parents Since May
A Trump administration official on Thursday said about 500 immigrant children separated from family members at the U.S. border have been reunited since May, meaning less than 25 percent of the more than 2,000 children separated have made it back to their parents, according to the Associated Press. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the children were separated under President Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy, which left hundreds of children scattered in detention centers throughout the country. It wasn’t immediately clear how many of those children remain in U.S. custody with their parents or how many were sent out of the country. The official said the children were reunited with their parents within a matter of days, contrary to reports that the family separations have led to children winding up in limbo for weeks and even months.