(San Diego, CA) – The government is looking for more time to reunite some of the immigrant families it separated. A federal court order gives the administration until Tuesday to reunite children under age five with their parents.
Justice Department attorney Sarah Fabian said in a San Diego court Friday that they might need more time to track down dozens of immigrant parents who are no longer in their custody, including 19 who were already deported.
The government has until 5pm Saturday to provide the court with a list of the estimated 100 children.
(Brownsville, TX) – A 15-year-old boy is in Mexico after running away from a migrant shelter in Texas. The boy was being sheltered at a child care facility in Brownsville in South Texas near the border with Mexico when he left Saturday.
After police scoured the area, it was reported that he had crossed the border into Mexico. A man who claims to be the boy’s father is now working to get him back to his native Honduras. Officials at the shelter say they aren’t allowed to restrain kids because it’s not a detention center.
(SL) – A former National Security Agency director is comparing the U.S. immigration policy to Nazi Germany. On his personal Twitter account Saturday, former NSA and CIA Director Michael Hayden posted a photo of train tracks entering the concentration camps of Auschwitz with the caption,”Other governments have separated mothers and children.”
Hayden’s post is in response to the controversial zero-tolerance immigration policy initiated recently by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.The policy allows immigrants who have crossed into the U.S. illegally to be separated from their parents when they are detained. But Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen tweeted yesterday saying there’s been misrepresentation from the media and advocacy groups about what’s going on. She said there is no policy of separating families at the border.