110 days past federal judge’s deadline, migrant kids remain separated from parents
Tuesday, November 13, marks 110 days since a federal judge’s reunification deadline, yet migrant children kidnapped from the arms of parents at the southern border continue to remain separated from their families, according to new numbers from the Trump administration.
Of 25 children eligible for reunification, tweeted MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff, the parents of 18 have already been deported. Regarding three of those children, the court filing states that the “Steering Committee has advised that resolution will be delayed.” It’s unclear what this means, but looking back at some of the administration’s botched reunifications, that doesn’t sound good at all.
In October, Trump officials deported a 4 year old to her home country of Guatemala without first informing her parents. The girl, who had been separated from her dad for six months, was forced to spend “yet another night in a government-run shelter, according to Kids In Need of Defense.” In other instances, ACLU leaders have had to do the job of incompetent Trump officials and navigate “treacherous roads, distrustful communities and remote villages” to try to locate parents that Trump officials carelessly deported.
With contractors making $700 per day per person or baby, it figures that there is little incentive to get anyone reunited or to release them for any reason. Keeping kids in cages is VERY PROFITABLE for these private contractors working FOR PROFIT.