WASHINGTON – The Biden Administration’s Task Force on Reuniting Separated Migrant Families by the Trump Administration will give separated families the option of being reunited in the United States or in their home county, said Monday. Secretary for Internal Security, Alejandro Mayorkas.
Mayorkas called the separation of thousands of migrant families under the Trump administration “the most powerful and heartbreaking example of the cruelty that preceded this administration,” in a White House briefing.
“We hope to reunite families here or in their country of origin. We hope to be able to give them the election and if in fact they seek to reunite here in the United States, we will explore legal avenues for them to remain in the United States and to meet the needs of the family ”, Mayorkas said.
Lawyers representing the families in a federal lawsuit had called on the Biden administration to make such a decision to allow parents separated from their children and then deported without them to return to the United States to reunite.
They argued that without special protection for these parents to return to the United States, they are forced to choose between returning their children in unsafe conditions to their home county or remaining separated.
“These separated families have suffered unfathomably because of what our government has done, and we owe them restitution. This includes a permanent path to citizenship, care and resources to help…
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