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Officials: Immigration Authorities and Zero-Tolerance Crackdown

officials: The zero-tolerance crackdown ended in June, but hundreds of children remain in detention, shelters or foster care and U.S. officials say more than 200 are not eligible for reunification or release, according to Vancouver Courier. Federal officials insist they are reuniting families and will continue to do so. Ten weeks since she was arrested crossing the border into Texas and U.S. immigration authorities seized her daughter and told her she would never see the girl again.article continues below Trending Stories Charges approved against three men in alleged VPD assault VIDEO VPD officer assaulted during routine traffic stop on Granville Strip VIDEO Vancouver woman attacked on night bus questions transit security VIDEO Please, no more belugas at the Aquarium What followed one foster family's initially successful attempt to win full custody of Alexa reveals what could happen to some of the infants, children and teens taken from their families at the border under a Trump administration policy earlier this year. But an Associated Press investigation drawing on hundreds of court documents, immigration records and interviews in the U.S. and Central America identified holes in the system that allow state court judges to grant custody of migrant children to American families without notifying their parents. States usually seal child custody cases, and the federal agencies overseeing the migrant children don't track how often state court judges allow these kids to be given up for adoption. And today, with hundreds of those mothers and fathers deported thousands of miles away, the risk has grown exponentially. ( As reported in the news.