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Court Hearing: Immigration Cases and Background Checks

court hearing: That's only about half of the 100 or so infants and toddlers covered by the order, according to CTV. At a court hearing, Justice Department lawyer Sarah Fabian acknowledged the government wouldn't meet the deadline for all the children, citing a variety of reasons, including that the parents of some of the youngsters have already been deported. The families will be released after they are reunited. Fabian said that 54 children will be joined with their parents by the end of Tuesday at locations across the country and that an additional five were undergoing final background checks. They will be set free in the U.S. pending the outcome of their immigration cases, which can take several years. It was the first time the government indicated whether the parents and children would be released or detained together. ( As reported in the news.