Feds detail plan on reuniting over 2,000 separated children in custody

Feds detail plan on reuniting over 2,000 separated children in custody

The two agencies said they are "working with relevant agency partners to foster communications and work towards reuniting every minor and every parent or guardian via well-established reunification processes."

According to the release, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) set up the Port Isabel Process Center in Texas as the "primary family reunification and removal center for adults in their custody."

Information will be collected and sent to HHS funded facility where minor is located.

The fact sheet states that ICE has implemented an identification mechanism to ensure ongoing tracking of linked family members throughout the detention and removal process; designated detention locations for separated parents and will enhance current processes to ensure communication with children in HHS custody; worked closely with foreign consulates to ensure that travel documents are issued for both the parent and child at time of removal; and coordinated with HHS for the reuniting of the child prior to the parents' departure from the U.S.

Families were first placed in CBP custody before being placed in the custody of HHS, while their parents were detained by ICE.

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