Our teams100 separated under the cruel policy of the previous administration “,” text “:” this week reunited family # 100 separated under the cruel policy of the previous administration “}}”>reunited family # 100 this week separated under the cruel policies of the previous administrationHomeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas posted on Twitter.
He said in another tweet that these families were granted the possibility of humanitarian aid.
live and work in the United States.
The 2018 Trump directives under a policy of
zero tolerance had been suspended after three months in the face of public outcry, but for thousands of children already separated, the damage was done.
The services of Mr. Mayorkas, in collaboration with other partners, were thus able to identify and register 345 other children still separated from their families.
Thousands of children affected
Under the Trump administration, at least 4,000 minors were separated from their families on the Mexican border, according to Security Department figures and 5,500 according to court documents.
During his election campaign, Democratic President Joe Biden promised an immigration policy
fair and humane, leading him last January to break with the policy of his Republican predecessor.
Biden administration has signaled its intention to fight
the root of the causes of immigration: extreme poverty, violence, corruption and climate change.
Last week, the United States abandoned negotiations for financial compensation for separated families who took legal action. The government has not reached any agreement with the lawyers of the families while leaving a door open to this possibility for the future.
Arrests of undocumented migrants at the southern border of the United States have reached record highs in recent years.