The Trump administration has until Tuesday to reunite migrant kids under 5 with their parents
U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw of the Southern District of California this weekend declined to extend his court-ordered deadlines for the Trump administration to reunite migrant families separated at the border. Sabraw gave the administration until Tuesday to return children younger than 5 to their parents and until July 26 to reunite older children.
The Justice Department argued the Department of Health and Human Services cannot properly locate parents and confirm their identities in time to meet the deadlines, and Sabraw has ordered the administration to provide information on the children to the ACLU so nonprofit organizations can assist the process. "We will get as many lawyers as necessary to track those families down," said ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt.
So far, 83 children have been matched with their parents. Between 2,000 and 3,000 children remain separated from their families, and the administration has admitted it can't find the parents of 38 children under the age of 5.