trump: Some said they didn't even know where their children were, according to CTV. Others said they had been deported without them. Parents who remained locked up struggled to get in touch with children being held in many cases hundreds of miles away. Trump himself took a hard line on the crisis, accusing the Democrats of telling phoney stories of sadness and grief. A senior Trump administration official said that about 500 of the more than 2,300 children taken from their families at the border in recent weeks have been reunited since May. We cannot allow our country to be overrun by illegal immigrants, he tweeted. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.