more than 200 immigrant families Those whose members were expelled at the US border under former President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy are on their way meet againAccording to Michelle Brany, Director of the Working Group for family reunification Created by President Joe Biden.
In a video released by the platform AxiosBarani explained the procedures for reunification.
According to Axios, a Department of Homeland Security spokesperson noted that more than 280 the palaceNationals of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Brazil, and Venezuela are identified for Reunion a favour.
The spokesperson told Axios that the reunification group has so far completed the reunification of 63 families.
Between 2017 and 2018, President Donald Trump’s government forcibly separated more than 5,000 minors from their families who arrived at the US border with Mexico seeking asylum.
The the palace distributed in hostel In different parts of the country and in many cases parents And Migrant mothers They had no information to locate their children.
In October, the group headed by Barney reported that at the end of September 1,727 minors had been separated from their families.
2,117 minors have been reunited with their families thanks to the work of NGOs.
Barani explained that families looking for their sons and daughters can register online, as there are two websites, one in Spanish and one in English (together.gov and together.gov) to start the process.
If applicants are eligible, the International Organization for Migration OIM will contact the family for a free procedure, documents, and assistance for the trip to the United States.
The Family reunion can order a Residence permit For a period of three years, with a work permit, at the end of that period they will have the right to process the extension of that permit or to return to their country.
At least 920 families in a lawsuit he led Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has sued the US government and is seeking compensation for ruin emotional and psychological From this chapter and in some cases abuse Minors suffer.
With information from EFE
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