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Biden Administration begins this week to reunite families separated by Trump


This news story was published on May 3, 2021.
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President Joe Biden

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and the Family Reunification Task Force announced that this week, the Biden Administration will begin to reunite families who were unjustly separated at the United States-Mexico border under the prior administration in which Donald Trump was President.

“The Family Reunification Task Force has been working day and night, across the federal government and with counsel for the families and our foreign partners, to address the prior administration’s cruel separation of children from their parents,” said Secretary Mayorkas, who serves as the Chair of the Task Force. “Today is just the beginning. We are reuniting the first group of families, many more will follow, and we recognize the importance of providing these families with the stability and resources they need to heal.”

In February, President Biden signed an Executive Order establishing the Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families (Task Force) to identify parents and children separated by the prior administration. The order directed the Task Force to implement comprehensive strategies that will bring families back together and ensure the families are provided support.

The Task Force has been working tirelessly to establish a complete database of separated families, correct inaccuracies in the files they were provided, and build the processes to find every family and give them the opportunity to reunite and heal. The Task Force is in the process of reviewing additional cases for reunification in the coming months. The Task Force’s initial report is due on June 2, 2021, and will provide a full update on the Task Force’s progress.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) leads the President’s Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families and is joined by the Department of State, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Justice. Michelle Brané serves as the Task Force’s Executive Director. While the Task Force is leveraging existing authorities, the reunification effort is novel work that has required significant interagency coordination:
DHS has established a process for accepting parole requests and stands ready to process and receive families as they request to enter the U.S.
The Department of Health and Human Services is working on facilitating services to support harmed families.
The Department of State has developed a streamlined system for processing in-country requests for travel documents to enter the U.S.
The Department of Justice supports the Task Force in related settlement negotiation efforts.
While coordinating all these efforts, the Task Force is also exploring options for long term legal stability for reunified families and identifying and recommending policies to avoid repeating these unnecessary and cruel separations in the future. The Task Force has made critical progress in a short period of time, resulting in reunifications starting this week and many more in the weeks ahead.

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8 Responses to Biden Administration begins this week to reunite families separated by Trump

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 11, 2021 at 9:42 am

    The mainstream media desperately wants everyone to believe that Joe Biden is the most popular and liked president in American history, which he is not.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 5, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    If they would have come in legally…we would not have this crying time

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 4, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Biden has dinner and is in bed by 3:30. He ain’t doing squat. Just a senile, old puppet.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 4, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Biden Administration begins this week to re-unite families separated by Trump..but Foolishly, continues to allow tens of thousands more to pour in across the border, never to be sent back.

    There…fixed it for you.

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 3, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    ” we recognize the importance of providing these families with the stability and resources they need to heal.”
    FREE housing
    FREE medical
    FREE medicare
    FREE social security
    Monthly stimulus checks etc…….

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 3, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    Just more illegal immigration LIES to the American folks.