Wednesday, August 29, marks 34 days since Judge Dana Sabraw’s July 26 migrant family reunification deadline, but hundreds of families still remain separated.
According to the most recent numbers, the Trump administration continues to have 528 children under U.S. custody, including 23 kids age 5 and under. The parents of 343 children have already been deported, including six kids age 5 and under.
Additionally, 139 children are under U.S. custody because their parents “indicated desire against reunification or waived reunification rights.” But according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), “many parents” did so under duress and did not understand what they were signing. With families still separated in blatant violation of a court order, family separation remains a crisis.
Do not forget the children. Do not rest until they’re free from their daily trauma and in the arms of their parents once again. Do not forget who jailed them all in the first place.