Attorneys seeking for the reunification of the migrant children with their parents who were separated at the southern border proclaimed on Thursday that they were unable to confirm the Trump administration’s claim related with the immigrants’ reunification. According to the administration’s declaration, nearly 5 Dozen immigrant kids were successfully reunited with their parents.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) accused immigration officials in a federal court filing, as they had not allowed attorneys and human rights workers to validate the 57 reunifications. The reunification of kids with less than 5 years old age to their parents was announced by the Health and Human Services and Homeland Security departments on Thursday morning.
The ACLU proclaimed that the immigration officials did not keep their promise to inform attorneys about the place and timings of every reunification. They also did not allow the third parties to witness them. The ACLU further stated that the authorities only provided a general prediction that was responsible for making the reunification process impossible to verify.
On the other hand, the DHS and the DOJ spokespeople refused to comment when asked about the same. The ACLU in its filing accused immigration officials for forcing some parents to pay for travel. The organization also stated that one parent was asked to wire $1,900 to Western Union as a reunification cost. Additionally, it stated that some migrants said they were asked to pay for DNA tests, however, the organization didn’t provide details of the same.
On a related note, approximately, 1,000 immigrants from about 47 different countries will be offered the U.S. Citizenship. On Wednesday, the U.S. Citizenship and immigration services introduced about 975 immigrants as the latest U.S. citizens. Recently, thousands of people from 47 countries had filled the El Paso County Coliseum. All of the foreign nationals had to go through meticulous civics instructions and testing.