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Miguel Roberts: Trump Administration and Children

miguel roberts: Dignitaries take a tour of Southwest Key Programs Casa Padre, a U.S. immigration facility in Brownsville, Texas, in June, where children who have been separated from their families are detained, according to Toronto Star. The American Civil Liberties Union says it appears the Trump administration will miss a July 10 deadline to reunite young children with their parents in more than half of the cases. That's only about half of the 100 or so children covered by the court order. Miguel Roberts / The Associated Press At a court hearing, Justice Department lawyer Sarah Fabian acknowledged the Trump administration won't meet the deadline for all the youngsters. More than 2,000 children in all were separated from their parents by U.S. immigration authorities at the border this spring before U.S. President Donald Trump reversed course on June 20 amid an international outcry and said families should remain together. She said the government was still working to do background checks and confirm the relationships between the adults and children in its custody. ( As reported in the news.