Immigrant Mexican families are being separated and are being held in detention centers that are run by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Under Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy, immigrant families are being separated at the US-Mexican border. According to a Vox article, “Trump’s about to miss Tuesday’s court-ordered deadline to reunite young migrant kids with their parents”, Judge Sabraw ordered over 102 kids under the age of 5 were to be reunited by Tuesday, many of those kids aren’t going to be reunited with their families until after the deadline.
Judge Sabraw is a judge for the United States District Court, he is also half Japanese and son of an immigrant family. The parents of the kids are either in jail due to their immigration status or are no longer in the country or in a safe environment, according the the Trump administration. Out of the 102 kids, only 34 are going to be reunited with their families. Meaning the parents whom are in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody will be released once reunited with their kid.
Only 4 out of the 102 kids have been officially released to their family. The rest of the 64 kids are still being held in these detention centers for reasons such as, vetting is still ongoing, parents are still in criminal custody, safety reasons, parents haven’t been identified or their parents being already deported. This is only for the children under 5. The children that are older than 5, which is 2,900 of them are yet to be reunited with their families until July 27.