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Hillary Clinton lambastes Trump administration for failing to reunite 528 migrant children with their parents

Hillary Clinton went on a tweeting spree, but hers wasn't about alleged Google censorship.

Clinton, who faced President Trump in the 2016 presidential election, took the administration to task in a series of tweets Tuesday. "There's a lot going on right now — understatement of the year," she wrote. She reminded her followers that hundreds of migrant children who were separated from their parents upon arriving at the border remain in government custody.

Homeland Security officials said last week that about one-fifth of the children who were separated as a result of the administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy had yet to be reunited with their parents, even though a federal judge set a July deadline for all reunifications. Despite the missed deadline, the judge said the government was making "very encouraging" progress.

Clinton went on to highlight a few "tragic circumstances," like the Guatemalan toddler who died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, and said we should "never read about" such events. "We have to be better than this," Clinton concluded.