Irving Castillo hadn't seen his family in fifteen years. At the 'Hugs Not Walls' event, they were able to reunite—for 180 seconds.
The facility near El Paso will more than double its capacity for unaccompanied minors, expanding to 3,800 beds.
A month after a federal judge’s deadline more than 500 children remain in federal custody and away from their families.
A complaint filed with the Department of Homeland Security accuses immigration authorities of trying to coerce immigrants into leaving the country.
As the government contends with 500 children who remain in government facilities, nightmarish tales are emerging of aborted reunifications.
The judge ordered the administration to begin finding missing parents and to reunite them with their children.
The solutions to our current crisis on the border are relatively simple, says Houston immigration expert Charles Foster. But our politicians don’t have the nerve to make them happen.
The reunion came on deadline day for a court-ordered reunification of separated immigrant families.
Many Spanish-speaking parents said they did not understand the English documents they were signing.
A federal judge praised the government effort, but expressed concern that hundreds of immigrant parents may have been deported without their children.