White House is Advocating for Permanent Legal Status for Families Separated at the Border
The White House has mentioned that they would support a law that would allow families separated at the border during the Trump administration to obtain permanent legal status. In an interview, Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said that the White House is advocating to provide legal status to these families.
On February 2, 2021, a program was designed to reunite families separated at the border, called the reunification task force. The executive director of the task force stated that there are still 1,200 families separated. Around 130 families have been reunited since the new administration took over, and more than 400 are in the reunification progress. As a result of the Zero Tolerance policy created by the Trump administration, more than 5,600 children were separated from their parents at the border.
The reunification task force is hopeful of reuniting all families since many remain separated. The task force does not doubt that some families have reunited independently, but the task force does not have documentation to prove this. They will continue to outreach all of the families until they find out.
If you or anyone you know was separated from your family at the border, please contact Pikes Peak Immigration to schedule a consultation today.