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More than 460 parents separated from kids at the border have been deported

In a status update filed in court Monday, the Trump administration said that 463 parents who were separated from their children at the border have been deported, CNN reports.

That number is "under review," and the government said those parents were told they could bring their children with them when they left the United States. Lawyers for immigration advocacy groups argue that the parents do not fully understand what they are agreeing to, and don't know they will be leaving their children.

A federal judge ordered the government to reunite all families separated at the border by Thursday, and in the Monday status report, the government said 879 families have been reunited, and 538 parents in U.S. custody have been cleared for reunification, but are waiting for transportation.